Buju Banton (born with the name Mark Anthony Myrie) is a Jamaican dancehall, ragga, and reggae musician. He was born in Kingston, Jamaica in July 15, 1973. "Buju" is a petname given to chubby children in Jamaica which means breadfruit and it is given to him by his mother as a child. "Banton" is a Jamaican word which refer to someone whose an admired storyteller, and it was accept by Myrie in tribute to the dj (Burro Banton) whom Buju respected as a child.He recorded songs (Pop and Dance), and songs that deals with political issue. He is politically abrupt and was influenced by Marcus Garvey and the Rastafari movement.
He was brought out to producer Robert Ffrench by friend deejay Clement Irie in 1986. In 1987, his first single "The Ruler" was released. It makes a way to recording sessions with producers such as Patrick Roberts, Bunny Lee, Winston Riley, and Digital B. In 1988, at the aged of 15, he recorded the quetionable song "Boom Bye Bye" which contain the homophobic lyrics. This song was written to respond to a widely reported man/boy rape case in Jamaica.
Buju signed Donovan Germain's Penthouse Records label in 1991 and began a good partnership with producer Dave Kelly which launched his own Madhouse Records label. He is one of the most famous musicians in Jamaican music history that have a major chart success in 1992 with the song "Bogle" and "Love me Browning", both become successful hits in Jamaica.