Black entertainers who are living the legacies of their popular parents

Rahman Nii Ayi Aryee July 27, 2018

From left: Damian Marley, Stephen Marley, Ziggy Marley

Bob Marley’s sons

Damian Marley was only 2 years old when his father kicked the bucket. Being inspired by his father’s music, he formed his own musical group at the age of 13.  One of his albums won the Best Reggae Album at the Grammy Awards in 2002.

Another popular Jamaican-American musician, Stephen Robert Nesta Marley is also a son of the reggae legend. Steve started his career at the age of 7 in the Melody Makers Band with some of his older siblings. They recorded the famous “children playing in the street’’ song which was written by their father.

Bob Marley

Marley’s eldest son Ziggy, born David Nesta Marley was raised in Jamaica. He also started doing reggae music at a very young age. He performed with his father for the first time at the Roots Rock Reggae Festival in Kingston’s National Arena at the age of 11.


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