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Rita Marley, A Legend at 76

July 25, 2022 | By Hopeton O’Connor-Dennie |

Birthday Girl Rita Marley

Rita Marley, wife of late Superstar Robert Nesta Marley turned 76 on Monday July 25, 2022. Despite health challenges which has confined her to a wheelchair, she still fights on. She celebrates an important milestone of her 76th birthday today. Congrats! Not many artistes live so long.


Rita is an artiste in her own right and has been around in the music industry making her mark for decades. She was a backup artiste and has albums recorded by her.

A Cuban by birth she came to Jamaica and has made an invaluable contribution to Jamaica’s cultural landscape.

Cedella Marley

Her daughter Cedella Marley has been the Sponsor of the Reggae Girlz who recently qualified for the upcoming World Cup for the second time. Her son’s are top recording artists in their own right.

National Awards

Rita has been decorated with national awards by not only in Jamaica, but overseas. She is revered in many African nations.

Rita was a member of the Itrees group with the likes of Judith Mowatt to name a member of the group.

We congratulate Rita Marley on her invaluable contribution to Jamaica. May she have a long life.

Hopeton Dennie

Hopeton O'Connor-Dennie is a poet, elegist, author, and senior international journalist who writes for Vision newspaper.

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