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Robert Nesta Marley Day

May 12, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm


Take a pause and think of what comes to your mind at the mention of the name Robert Nesta Marley otherwise known as Bob Marley.

A singer-songwriter, and musician, born at the farm of his maternal grandfather in Nine Mile, Saint Ann Parish, Jamaica, to Norval Sinclair Marley and Cedella Malcom. Robert was considered one of the pioneers of reggae. His musical career was marked by fusing elements of reggae, ska, and rocksteady, as well as his distinctive vocal and songwriting style. He was born on the 6th of February 1945, and unfortunately bade the world a bye on the 11th of May 1981.

Bob’s contributions to music increased the visibility of Jamaican music worldwide and made him a global figure in popular culture. In the course of his career, he became known as a Rastafari icon, and infused his music with a sense of what is considered spirituality.

Bob Marley began his professional musical career in 1963, after forming the Teenagers with Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer, which after several name changes, transformed into becoming The Wailers.

Nesta is also considered a global symbol of Jamaican music, culture and identity, and was controversial in his outspoken support for democratic social reforms. In 1976, Marley survived an assassination attempt in his home, which was thought to be politically motivated. He also supported legalization of marijuana and advocated for Pan-Africanism.

On this Friday May 6, Freedom Park Lagos, is hosting the Robert Nesta Marley Day in partnership with Folusho Clarke and the Smash Band, featuring guest Artistes.

Come and have a fulfilled weekend beginning on Bob’s Day at Freedom Park Lagos.


Food Court, Freedom Park Lagos
1, Hospital Road, Old Prison Ground, Off Broad Street, Lagos Island.
Lagos, Nigeria
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