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List of Bob Marley's 13 children carrying on his music legacy

Bob Marley and his wife Rita Marley both had children out of wedlock but officially recognise all of them as Marleys

Rohan Marley, Damian Marley Stephen Marley and Ziggy Marley

Robert Nesta Marley, globally recognised as Bob Marley, was not only a pioneer of reggae music but also a devoted family man whose enduring legacy transcends his music.

His influence persists through his children and grandchildren, who uphold his musical and cultural heritage. In this article, we explore the lives and accomplishments of his children.

Bob Marley fathered thirteen officially recognised children with different partners, each making their mark, many in music and other diverse fields:

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Bob Marley's eldest daughter, born in 1963 before his marriage to Rita Marley.

Born to Rita Marley from a previous relationship, Sharon was adopted by Bob Marley and is a custodian of his legacy, having been part of the Melody Makers.

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A singer, fashion designer, and actress born in 1967, Cedella is a prominent preserver of her father's legacy and played a pivotal role in the Melody Makers.

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Perhaps the most famous of Marley's children, Ziggy, born in 1968, has won eight Grammy Awards, continuing his father’s musical legacy.

A talented musician and producer born in April 1972, Stephen has won several Grammys and has been influential in the reggae scene.

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Born to Bob and his mother, Rohan Williams, Robert is the sixth born child to Bob.

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Born to Janet Hunt during Bob's marriage to Rita Marley, Rohan has been associated with both families.

Karen is Bob Marley's 8th child born in 1973 to Bob and Janet Bowen.

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Rita Marley's daughter, recognized as a Marley, is the director of the Bob Marley Museum and related foundation.

Born to Bob and Lucy Pounder, Julian is a Grammy-nominated reggae singer, musician, and producer.

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A musician and actor born to Bob and Anita Belnavis, Ky-Mani's work blends reggae and hip-hop.

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Known as 'Jr. Gong,' is perhaps the most famous Marley, a successful reggae artist blending dancehall, reggae, and hip-hop, born to Bob and Cindy Breakspeare, Miss World 1976.

Makeda Marley is Bob's last-born child, born in 1981, shortly after his passing.

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Several of Bob Marley’s grandchildren have also gained recognition, particularly in music and fashion.

The Marley family remains a significant force in the music world, embodying Bob Marley’s spirit and commitment to social issues, peace, and love through their artistic endeavors. As they forge their paths, Bob Marley's legacy endures, proving that his music and message are truly timeless.

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