Ziggy Marley gets candid on his father’s legacy in Africa
David Nesta ‘Ziggy’ Marley was born on 17 October 1968 in Kingston, Jamaica. He’s the son of reggae icon Bob Marley and Rita Marley.
The musician is the leader of the band Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers and spends a considerable amount of time doing philanthropic work throughout the world.
He founded Unlimited Resources Giving Enlightenment (URGE), which works to help children (especially in Jamaica and Ethiopia) and in 2007, he signed on as an official supporter of Little Kids Rock, a non-profit organisation that provides free musical instruments and free lessons to children in public schools throughout America.
5 things you may not know about Bob Marley
Today (06.02.20) would have marked Bob Marley’s 75th birthday. To celebrate here are some interesting facts about the late musical icon.
For his most recent project, the 51-year-old is remembering his famous father in the year that would have marked his seventy-fifth birth.
Bob died when he was 36 years old of skin cancer (melanoma). To embark on this project Ziggy is on a journey with other members of the large family, including his brother Stephen, to release new content centred on Bob.