Jamaicans descended in droves on the Norman Manley International Airport around midday for the arrival of dancehall emperor, Shabba Ranks.
Shabba, whose real name is Rexton Rawlston Fernando Gordon and resides in the USA, strolled through the arrival hall to much fanfare. Indeed it was sheer excitement when Shabba emerged from the arrival hall and stepped outside.
Fans rushed to greet the deejay with vuvuzelas and flags in hand including Shabba's mother, 'Mama Christie', who had not seen her son in four years, was overcome with emotions as she embraced him. The artiste later visited the community of Olympic Gardens, St Andrew to meet with fans.
Shabba said he was happy and excited to be back in Jamaica and that he is looking forward to his Reggae Sumfest performance on Friday night. Shabba last appeared on the Sumfest stage in 1994.