Who is he?
Bob Marley was born on February 6, 1945, in Nine Mile, Jamaica. Marley was a reggae singer, guitarist. artist, and songwriter who received acclaim and international recognition for his wise words and passionate music. Producing over 75 million records, he was known as one of the best-selling artists of all time. In 1977, Marley was diagnosed with acral lentiginous melanoma and later died in 1981. Bob Marley was 36.
Why should he be remembered?
Although Bob Marley did not complete high school, he was aware of weaknesses in the system. He grew up in Jamaica’s trenches and nevertheless managed to be cheerful, thankful, and insightful. Rather than resorting to violence, he used his platform to raise awareness and understanding among the youth. Many of his analogies may appear difficult to understand owing to his native language, patois, but if you listen attentively, you’ll hear what I hear.
“The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively.” – Bob Marley
“Life is one big road with lots of signs. So when you riding through the ruts, don’t complicate your mind. Flee from hate, mischief, and jealousy. Don’t bury your thoughts, put your vision to reality. Wake up and Live!” – Bob Marley
“Prejudice is a chain, it can hold you. If you prejudice, you can’t move, you keep prejudice for years. Never get nowhere with that. ” – Bob Marley
“My music fights against the system that teaches to live and die.” – Bob Marley
“Tell the children the truth.” – Bob Marley
Songs I listen to:
Satisfy my Soul
Get up stand up
No Woman, No Cry