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Vampino: Buju Banton kicked me out of his house because I got Covid vaccine

Jamaican reggae dancehall musician Buju Banton kicked Vampino out of his house after learning that he took the Covid-19 vaccine.

Vampino and Banton

Banton, real name Mark Anthony Myrie, is among the celebrities that were against the Covid vaccine.

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At some point, his Instagram was even flagged for allegedly spreading false information about COVID-19. He shared some posts showing his skepticism against the Covid jab.

During that period, Vampino, real name Elvis Kirya, and some friends went to Banton's house. When they arrived, he asked them if they had got the vaccine and they said yes.

He got pissed and kicked them out. He was also against wearing masks.

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"He started talking about Covid, because they told us, hide the masks if you are entering his gate. Don't show any masks. Because he don't [sic] like masks around his area. He was one of the guys who were fighting covid then," Vampino said while speaking to Spark TV.

"He asked us if we had got the vaccine, and we said, yes. He turned. He flipped the page. He started looking at me [while pissed], squeezing ma [sic] hands. 'Go back to Africa... go and wash out all the devil they put in you'. He started saying controversial things... He was so angry, and he told me, go, leave my home and go wash yourselves."

Born in 1973, Buju Banton is one of the most celebrated reggae singers in the world, popular for songs like Wanna Be Loved, Untold Stories, Champion, Trust, Blessed, Maake My Day and Steppa.

He has a track record of courting controversy, including releasing a song titled Boom Bye Bye, which was said to have anti-gay lyrics. He would later apologise for the song's lyrical content.

Born in 1980, Vampos started his music journey with Benon Mugumbya forming the Benon and Vamposs duo in the early 2000s. They dropped some great jams, including Mumulete, I Know, Nsazewo, and My Lady.

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Recently MC Kats kicked up a storm when he said that he was the founding member of Swangz Avenue but was later kicked out after Julius Kyazze convinced Mugumbya to betray him. Mugumbya was non-commital on the matter while speaking to the media recently.

Vampino later opted for a solo career and Mugumbya decided to focus on music production.

As a solo artiste, he collaborated with some musicians to release well-received jams, including Kwekunyakunya (featuring Keko, Juliana Kanyomozi and Cinderella Sanyu) and Tell It with Radio and Weasel.

He even has a song with his brother Maurice Kirya titled Nyongera. Since the release of Smart Wire about six years ago, Vampino has not dropped a popular jam.

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