Ninjaman Sentenced To Life In Prison For Murder Conviction

Ninjaman’s sentencing was originally set for last Friday but was delayed until Monday after a character witness and one of the defendant’s attorneys were unable to be in court. The dancehall legend has maintained his innocence and has indicated following the trial that he will likely appeal the conviction. He later changed his name to Ninjaman and started recording music in the early 1980s. By the Mid-80s, Ninjaman found a few hits and started producing songs for himself and started working with other artists like Super Cat and Early B. A Jamaican high court judge handed down the harsh prison sentence on Monday in the Home Circuit court in Kingston.… Read More

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Ninjaman’s Incarceration Left Gloomy Dancehall Christmas Party Season

Known for his on the spot lyrical prowess and his stage craft, Ninja’s absence from the dancehall party scene this holiday season is already being felt. I’m sure a lot of promoters miss him because Ninja is a artiste weh people love fi stage show. Ninjaman‘s incarceration is leaving a void this Christmas holiday party season. Dancehall fans could always look forward to be entertained by the legendary deejay on some of the major shows this season like GT Taylor Extravaganza and more. The “Kingston Town” deejay says that he will appeal the November 20th conviction to try and clear his name. “Whole heap a people a go miss him… Read More

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Ninjaman Murder Case Verdict Pushes Back To Monday

One witness, who testified against the three men, told the court that he could have also been a second victim, but he managed to escape the gunfire and ran for his life. On Monday (November 20), the seven-member jury will resume deliberation and is expected to return a verdict in the almost a month-long case. The artist says he is innocent and is anxious to get the case behind him.   It wasn’t until the early 80s that he gain recognition as an artist in the early days of modern dancehall music. Ninja is an icon in dancehall and has been in the business since the 1970s. He told the… Read More

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Ninja Man Released From Hospital Judge Rule Case Must Move Forward

Tweet Share Ninja Man was released from the hospital a few days ago and is now back in police custody. Ninja Man and his co-accused have maintained their innocence. Ninja Man, born Desmond Ballentine, his son Jamiel Ballentine, and another man, Dennis Clayton, are charged with the murder of Ricardo Johnson, known in the Kingston 11 community as Ricky Trooper. While he was in the hospital, high court judge, Justice Martin Gayle, rule that the murder trial must proceed because he has a case to answer to. His attorney said that he suffered a mild heart attack in court and was rushed to a local hospital where he was admitted… Read More

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Ninja Man Requires An Emergency Heart Surgery

Tweet Share Ninja Man will require an emergency heart surgery following his collapse in court last week Friday. Get well soon Ninja Man Ninja Man is in police custody pending the outcome of the trial. “So we want to finish this case as quickly as possible because Ninjaman cannot go under any stress right now and has to remain as calm as possible.” Neita-Robertson added that Ninja Man heart issues is caused by stress from his murder case. She called on the judicial system to quickly wraps up the case so that the artist can go back to living a normal life. Ninja Man was brought to a local hospital… Read More

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