Cedella Marley is multitalented as she is a singer, dancer, fashion designer, entrepreneur and actress. Cedella Marley was born on 23 August 1967 in Kingston the capital of Jamaica. By her last name, Marley, she is the daughter of the famous and legendary Jamaican reggae musician Bob Marley and Rita Marley. She is the eldest among all her sisters.
Cedella Marley was born on August 23, 1967 and is the first daughter of Bob Marley, and also his first child with his fellow Jamaican singer Rita Marley. She became the vocalist of their family bands Ziggy Marley and Melody Makers. She had several siblings which included Ziggy Marley, Sharon Marley and Stephen Marley but others were not of the same mother since their father was notorious for having children with many women.
She was brought up under strict rule even though she was born of an aristocratic lifestyle; she went to a catholic boarding school. In 1993 she got married to Davido Minto. In this marriage they got three children, two teenage sons, Soul Rebel and Skip and their last born son Saiyan. Currently, Cedella Marley and her husband and three sons live in Miami, Florida. As of 2017 Cedella has an estimated net worth of $1M.
Career and Business Ventures
She became the 4th of the Ziggy Marley and Melody Makers band, that were their father’s vision of bringing people together through music and melody. The bands were made of the 10 Marley children and were led by their brother Ziggy Marley. The band, Ziggy Marley, released over 10 studio albums, three of which won the Grammy Awards, that is the albums Fallen In Babylon, Conscious Party and One Bright Day. There songs have also been used as themes songs in TV shows like, Tomorrow People and Look Who’s Dancin. The band later split in 2002.
Cedella also appeared in several movies such as Rishard Edson as 1993 film that starred Joey Breaker and the 1989 film the Mighty Quinn. Cedella also became the CEO of Tuff Gong International in 1993, a Bob Marley Record company that was established in 1965. And is a record label that serves various Jamaican artists which includes Bob Marley’s sons.
Cedella Marley also became the head of The Bob Marley Foundation a charity foundation that gives financial assistance to hospitals and also provides Jamaican Students with scholarships. In 2001 she ventures in the fashion business launching her clothing line titled Catch a Fire. The line was very successful that it got featured in Women’s Wear Daily and Vogue and even at stores like Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstorm and Neiman Marcus.
She launched another line with PUMA in 2012, which targeted Jamaican athletes at the 2012 Olympics, this features athletes like Usain Bolt. Currently, she is also a designer for Zion Rootswear.
She has also authored books like “One Love” in September 2011. Feature in a 2012 documentary, Marley. She also launched a cannabis brand Marley Natural in November 2014, a family developed brand in association with Privateer Holdings of Washington State, US.