Ninja Man Talks Spending Time In Prison, Buju Banton Conviction [Video]

Dancehall icon Ninja Man is gave us an idea of a typical day behind bars during his three years stint in prison. The Gorgon, who is out on bail, also opens up about Buju Banton conviction and the many legal troubles of dancehall artistes including Bounty Killer, Vybz Kartel, Mavado, Elephant Man and Busy Signal.

“Wa coulda a man want more than freedom,” Ninja Man told Winford Williams on his TV show On Stage. “No man no down de weh like down de, yo freedom is so important.”

On a typical day in prison

“Mi is a man mi get up from 4 o’clock inna di morning or 3 o’clock, and wen mi get up mi rise up all a mi fren dem. Then wi keep our morning service, because every morning wi a fi pray to the almighty, wi a fi give thanks an praise to god and ask him fi guide wi through dem tribulation ya.”

On Buju Banton conviction

“Mi is a icon fi Buju, but Buju is a stepping stone fi dancehall music. Buju carry it go far where people start look pon dancehall music like how dem look pon reggae music, like what Bob Marley did… Buju is a reincarnation, because Bob Marley was the man and then Buju.”

Ninja also gave his piece on Vybz Kartel, Bounty Killer, Elephant Man and Busy Signal legal troubles.

Ninja Man, whose real name is Desmond Ballentine, goes on trial next month for a 2009 murder.

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10 Comments

  1. mi love jamaican music mo’ dan nyting. And now sum of my best artists are in trouble! Sumn z wrong sumwhea.

  2. no one can tell african , arabic , muslin, jewish, china country to say man to man anus s-x is wrong. we where the most rightious island that fight to mantain GOD law and NATURE LAW. the whole world look up to jamaica. who is going to lead the world with music. freedom of speech the the greatest law in america. so jamaican should not stoping sing about man to man s-x in the anus that god create to get rid of the waste food , bacteria, gas after eating. anus has it function, also killing, proverty, killing , rape hungry.

  3. WE MUST PRAY AND ASK GOD TO SAVE OUR COUNTRY.MY COUNTRY, MY PEOPLE WE MUST TAKE BACK OUR COUNTRY. FROM kingston to every corner of jamaican street and show the jamaican black are still strong with the creator of the world.

  4. YOU THINK SLAVE ABOLISH.WE ARE STILL IN SLAVER IF YOU CANNOT SING ANY TAUGH THAT COME TO THE MIND.ANY WRONG DOING AGAINST GOD AND NATURE THAT CONTROL MAN. JAMAICAN PEOPLE YOU ARE STRONG SLAVE FROM AFRICAN. SHANTI SLAVE WAS NOT AFRAID OF NO HUMAN. RASTA PEOPLE WHERE ARE YOU? COME OUT OF YOU HOUSE AND HELP SAVE YOU COUNTRY. YOUR PEOPLE GETTING WEAK.WAKE UP JAMAICAN.WHERE IS YOUR STRENGHT, WHERE IS IS YOUR POWER.GET THE PEOPLE OUT OF THERE HOUSE TO FIGHT THE DEMON AND DEVIL.NATURAL BLACK SAY RASTAMAN HAVE IN BONDAGE. A THE DEMON AND DEVILS HAVE HIM IN BONDAGE. WHO IS THE DEVILS AND DEMON? DEVILS AND DEMON LIVE IN HUMAN AND TAKE OVER THEIR SOUL. THEY ARE TRAP WITH DEMON> THEY TURN AGAINST THE CREATOR GOD OF THIS WORLD.BUT NATURE AND GOD CONTROL HUMAN.EVERYTHING MUST COME TO END IN GOD SITE> LIFE IS VERY SHORT.

  5. jamaican singing must educate the children right from wrong they are the future. jamaican music help trillion of people all over the world. the words are powderful. you must not let demon take over you country.

  6. jamaican singing need to unit and fight the demon and devils, people wake up. we are not free. we are still in slavery.

  7. all a singer them going to jail something wrong.some one trying to destroy reggae.reggae is god send music. jamaican people was strong they are getting weak no one sing like peter tosh or culture any more.

  8. Babylon dem bomboclaat why dem fi wan dem dead.

  9. Babylon dem bomboclaat why dem fi wan dem dead.

  10. Riri good girl gone bad!