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‘I touched his skin’: Bobi Wine star-struck after meeting childhood idol Buju Banton

Buju Banton with singer/politician Bobi Wine. PHOTO CREDIT: Bobi Wine FB page

As children we all have stars we look up to and for the singer-turned-politician that idol was none other than reggae legend Buju Banton.

The Kyadondo East Member of Parliament who is in Jamaica was honored to meet his icon and could not wait to share the news on social media.

(L-R): Bobi Wine, Barbie (Bobi’s wife) and Buju Banton.

The excited Bobi Wine could not believe that he could touch Buju Banton’s skin after only seeing him on TV.

WATCH VIDEO: Bobi Wine raises Ugandan flag with performance at Rebel Salute music festival in Jamaica

Below is his full post:
“Just had one of the most emotional days of my life. Meeting my childhood idol, a man who inspired me so much as I grew up was one of the best experiences I could ask for. I saw him. I touched his skin. We had a conversation. I can confirm that #Buju_Banton is free, alive and well.
Like a child listening to a father, I sat down and listened to this great man. It was so captivating. It was very spiritual. It felt like I was seated under an oracle of wisdom. Wisdom flowing without end. Buju Banton the great! It was very pleasant to see that the seven years he spent in jail on tramped up charges didn’t break him. As a matter of fact he is even stronger! He reminded me that tramped up charges are part of the price those who fight for freedom must pay before things get better. What a man!”

Bobi Wine was over the weekend honoured to perform at the Rebel Salute Festival at Grizzly’s Plantation Cove located in St Ann Parish, Jamaica. On Monday he hosted on Jamaica’s Irie FM.

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