Rohan Marley, Damian Marley, Stephen Marley and Ziggy Marley attend TUFF GONG Clothing Launch Party hosted by ROHAN MARLEY and STEFANO ALDIGHIERI at Drive In Studios.
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Following in Bob Marley's Footsteps: A Look at What His Children Are Doing Today

The children of Bob Marley have honored their father's legacy following his death. So what are Bob's 11 children up to now? Find out!


Feb. 14 2024, Published 2:51 p.m. ET

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There’s no doubt that Bob Marley is one of the most famous Jamaican singers of all time. Bob left a lasting legacy following his death in 1981, which solidified his place among the greatest reggae artists in history.

The singer is the subject of a riveting biopic titled, Bob Marley: One Love, which sees Barbie star Kingsley Ben-Adir take on the role of the titular character. Amid the film’s release, interest in Bob’s life is once again rising.

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Bob’s music continues to inspire fans around the world and his children decided to embrace their father's legacy. Bob fathered 11 children before his death at 36 years old, and some of them have built public careers of their own. Let’s take a closer look at what the “One Love” musician’s children are doing now.

Ziggy Marley

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Ziggy Marley attends the Los Angeles Premiere of Paramount Pictures "Bob Marley: One Love."

Ziggy Marley, the eldest son of Bob Marley, followed in his father's musical footsteps. The singer has worked with an array of artists, like Busta Rhymes, Ben Harper, and Paul Simon.

Since the release of his debut studio album in 2003, Ziggy has won eight Grammy Awards, and a slate of other accolades. Ziggy is also an activist and philanthropist, advocating for social justice and environmental conservation.

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Stephen Marley

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Stephen Marley performs during Stephen Marley 'Unplugged Old Soul Tour.'

Like Ziggy, Stephen has also ventured into the music industry. With a Grammy-winning solo career and collaborations with artists like Lauryn Hill and his brother, Damian Marley, Stephen has carved out his own niche in the reggae world.

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Damian Marley

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Damian Marley performs on stage on Day 3 at The Ends festival.

Damian Marley, also known as "Jr. Gong," has emerged as one of the leading voices in contemporary reggae music. His critically acclaimed albums, Welcome to Jamrock and Stony Hill, have earned Damian multiple Grammy Awards and widespread acclaim. Outisde of music, Damian is actively involved in various philanthropic endeavors, using his platform to address social issues and promote positive change.

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Cedella Marley

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Cedella Marley attends the Los Angeles Times Festival.

Bob’s daughter, Cedella Marley, has made a name for herself as a fashion designer, author, and entrepreneur. She is the CEO of Tuff Gong International and the founder of the fashion brand Catch a Fire. Cedella has brought her father's legacy to new audiences through innovative designs and collaborations.

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Robbie Marley

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Robbie Marley arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of "Marley."

Robbie Marley did not pursue a career in music, instead choosing a more visual artistic path. Robbie is a graphic artist and poet, according to his Instagram account. He is also a father and husband, regularly sharing photos of his family with his 25,000 social media followers.

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Rohan Marley

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Rohan Marley attends the "Bob Marley : One Love" premiere.

In addition to his association with one of the greatest reggae singers of all time, Rohan Marley shares five children with Grammy-winning performer Lauryn Hill. During his formative years, Rohan played football for the University of Miami while studying to earn a degree in business.

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Sharon Marley

Sharon Marley is also musically inclined. She previously performed alongside her siblings – Ziggy, Stephen, and Cedella – in the group The Melody Makers. These days, Sharon continues to make music as a solo artist.

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Karen, Stephanie, Julian, and Ky-Mani Marley

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(L-R) Karen, Stephanie, Julian, and Ky-Mani Marley.

Karen Marley is creator and founder of By Karen Marley – a clothing brand that sells streetwear items. In July, Karen posted a photo of Ziggy rocking one of the brand’s sweatshirts, indicating that she has a close relationship with her sibling. Stephanie Marley lives a relatively private life. She owns and operates a modeling agency called B’uniqk, which is based in Jamaica.

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Julian Marley is a musician and songwriter with a string of credits under his belt. He released four studio albums during his career and received two Grammy nominations. Ky-Mani is also a singer and has worked with artists like Young Buck, Shaggy, and XXXTentacion.

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