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Wednesday, 22 June 2016


Biography: He was born Robert Nesta "Bob" Marley on February 6,  1945 in St Ann Parish, Jamaica. He was a Jamican reggae singer, songwriter, musician and guitarist who avhieved international fame and acclaim through his lyrics which criticised colonialism and racial discrimination. He took interest in music when one of his childhood friend, Neville "Bunny" O'Reiley Livingston and they both shared a love for music and Neville inspired him to love music and taught him how to play guitar and Neville's father as well as Marley's mother supported them both. He later moved to Kingston where he found inspiration in the music around him despite living in poverty for many years. He started recording as a solo artiste but found no success and so he joined forces with the "Wailing wailers" a group where he started to gain prominence and their first was "Simmer Down" which went top of the Jamican chart. He was happily married to Rita and they had children like stephen and Damian that are also talented.
Notable works: "i shot the sheriff, one love, Rivers of Babylon, No woman, no cry, war, Exodus, is this love" and many more.
Notable quotes:   "Every man gotta right to decide his own destiny"
                                "Judge not, before you judge yourself. Judge not, if you are not ready for judgment"
                                "In this great future, you cannot forget your past"
                                "Free speech carries with it some freedom to listen".
Death: He died in Miami, Florida on may 11, 1981 on His way to Jamaica after fighting off his persistent cancer for months.
Legacy: He helped introduce reggae music to the world,  and He remains one of the most beloved reggae Artist to this day. He played a huge role in the fight against colonialism and racial discrimination through his lyrics as He was known as a musical Human Rights Activist. He was a world Ambassador for reggae, He was given the medal of peace by the United Nations, He was inducted into the Hall of fame in 1994, His long fight against oppression and discrimination continues through an organization established in His memory by His family, " The Bob Marley Foundation "devoted to helping people and organizations in Developing Nations.
A lesson from the life of this legend is that pursue your dreams and never forget your roots or your people.

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