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Watch: Buju Banton wins Jamaica Festival Song Competition with his entry ‘I am a Jamaican’

Watch: Buju Banton wins Jamaica Festival Song contest his entry 'I am a Jamaica'

Reggae star Buju Banton brought his superstar power to the 2020 Jamaica Festival Song competition with his entry, ‘I Am A Jamaican’ and was a voted the winner.

The top songs this year’s edition of the Jamaica Festival Song Competition was aired on live television and social media platforms Sunday night.

“You all are winners,” Buju Banton said to his fellow contestants before accepting the trophy.

The singer also received a cheque for $3 million and indicated that his charity, Sunbeam Boys Home, will be the beneficiary.

“The real winners are Sunbeam Boys Home,” Banton said.

Singer Papa Michigan was voted first runner-up with “Jamaica Dance”, while Sakina Deer was third with “We Are Jamaica.”

The competition’s finalists were: Toots and the Maytals, Freddie McGregor, dancehall quartet LUST; 2009 Digicel Rising Star winner Shuga; two-time Festival Song winner Nazzle Man, Xtra Bigg; and Radix OD.

For the first time the Jamaica Festival Song Competition was staged as a virtual event due to the necessary restrictions to fight the spread of COVID-19