Incarcerated reggae star Buju Banton received two nominations for the upcoming 31st annual International Reggae and World Music Awards (IRAWMA), scheduled to take place on July 5 in Chicago, Illinois.
Banton, born Mark Myrie, cops the nomination for Best Song for his critically acclaimed collaboration “Jah Army” featuring Damian “Junior Gong” Marley and Stephen Marley.
Buju also received a nomination for Concert of the Year for his ‘Before The Dawn’ concert, hosted in Miami in January 2011.
Buju Banton is currently serving 10 years in a Miami prison after being convicted on drug trafficking charges last year.
Buju’s son Markus Myrie will be attending the awards on behalf of the regage singer.