free hit counter

Rita Marley, life in Africa

Bob Marley’s wife, Rita Marley, has spent

more than 20 years residing in Ghana

 Bob Marley’s wife, Rita Marley, has spent

more than 20 years residing in Ghana. In
the 1990s, she relocated to Ghana with Bob
Marley’s family. In 2013, she petitioned for
and was granted citizenship in Ghana. Rita
Marley now has a Ghanaian name — Nana
Afua Abodea.Rita remarry to a Ghanaian

national while in aftica.

In Ghana’s Aburi, she also has a home. In
Accra, Ghana, Rita Marley created a studio
in memory of her deceased husband, Bob
Marley. The name of it is Studio One. In
Ghana, she runs a nonprofit organization.
Her foundation, The Rita Marley
Foundation, supports charitable endeavors.

Nana Rita Marley started her musical career
in the early 1960s as a vocalist with the all-
female group The Soulettes, which
performed with the Four Tops, Johnny
Nash, and other performers of the time. Her
single ‘One Draw’, which she released in
1982, was a major hit in Europe but
Jamaica said it was not fit for airplay. One
Draw was the first reggae single to top the
Billboard Disco chart, according to Jamaica
Observer.


Pepa Magazine

67 Pepa Magazine posts

Comments