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Who is Ziggy Marley?

David Nesta Marley is a Jamaican reggae musician. He is the son of reggae icon Bob Marley and Rita Marley. He led the family band Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers until 2002, with whom he released eight studio albums. After the disbandment, Ziggy launched a successful solo career by having released eight solo studio albums on his own record company, Tuff Gong Worldwide.

Bio Data

Full Name David Nesta Marley
Date Of Birth October 17,1968
Profession Singer
Marital Status Married
Place Of Birth Kingston, Jamaica
Net Worth $80 Million
Height 1.75m
nationality Jamaican

Early Life And Education

David Nesta Marley was born in Kingston, Jamaica, on October 17, 1968. He grew up in Trench town, a poor neighborhood of Kingston, and in Wilmington, Delaware, where he attended elementary school for a few years. Ziggy Marley grew up very active, playing soccer and running the mountains, a lifestyle passed on from his parents, As the oldest son of Bob and Rita Marley, Ziggy Marley grew up surrounded by music from an early age. He has 5 half brothers, one brother and two sisters. He received guitar and drum lessons from his father and began sitting in on Wailers recording sessions by the age of ten.

Career

1979-1984: Family beginnings:
In the earliest known record of his musical career, Ziggy performed as part of a singing group called The Seven Do Bees, made up of him and his classmates, and where he was given the stage name “Freddie Dic”. The name never stuck,  instead, David went on to become known as “Ziggy”, a nickname often reported to have been given to him by his father Bob Marley, meaning “little spliff”. However, Ziggy stated the following to Melody Maker magazine in 1988.

1985–2002: The Melody Makers.

In 1979, Ziggy and his siblings Sharon, Cedella and Stephen formed the Melody Makers (named after the British weekly pop/rock music newspaper, Melody Maker) and made their recording debut with “Children Playing in the Streets”. The track was written for them by their father, who had composed the song for them four years earlier. All royalties from the single were pledged to the United Nations, to aid its efforts during the International Year of the Child.

After Bob Marley’s death in 1981, Ziggy began performing in his place alongside the Wailers at various shows around Jamaica, The Melody Makers’ first fully released album  ”Play the Game Right in 1985.” Their 1988 album ”Conscious Party” was a major worldwide hit and received a Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album. Ziggy Marley and the Melody Maker.

2003-2006: Solo career Began.

After the  Melody Markers disbanded, Ziggy Marley launched a solo career titled Dragonfly,which was released in April 2003,featuring the singles ”True To Myself”which remain one of his biggest hits .In 2006-2011 another album were released: Love Is My Religion,Family Time, and Wild and Free.

Ziggy Marley performances in 2007-2011

In July 2006,his second solo album,”Love Is My Religion” was released on his independent record known as Tuff Gong Worldwide.The album won a Grammy as Best Reggae Album. In 2008 Ziggy Marley performed a duet with Donna Summer in album titled Crayons.In may 2009,his Third solo album was  released on Tuff Gong Worldwide titled Family Time.  and In June 2011 Ziggy Marley released his Fourth album Wild and Free.

2012-2018:Two Albums Released

Ziggy Marley’s song ”I Love You Too” won him a Daytime Emmy Award in the Outstanding Original Song in 2013.In April 2014 Ziggy Marley released his fifth solo studio album at the 57th Grammy Awards.He later announced his sixth album which was released in 2016.
In may 2018,Ziggy Marley released his most recent studio album titled Rebellion Rises,through Tuff Gong worldwide.The album received rave reviews upon release.

Personal Life

Ziggy Marley Biography And Net Worth
Ziggy Marley Biography And Net Worth

Ziggy Marley is the eldest son of Bob Marley and Rita Marley. His brothers are Stephen Marley, Julian Marley, Ky-mani Marley, Robert Nesta Marley, Jr, Rohan Marley and Damian Marley. His sisters are Sharon Marley, Cedella Marley, Karen Marley, Stephanie Marley and Serita Stewart.

Martial Status

Ziggy Marley got married to Orly Agai, an Israeli of Iranian-Jewish descent,who was a former vice-president of William Morris Agency. They have four children: one daughter, Judah Victoria, and three sons, Gideon Robert Nesta, Abraham Selassie Robert Nesta, and Isaiah Sion Robert Nesta.

Net Worth

The popularly know Jamacian singer Ziggy Marley’s accumulated Net worth is $20 Million.

Awards

  • ”Conscious Party”:Best Reggae Album in 1988.
  • ”One Bright Day”:Best Reggae Album in 1989.
  • ”Fallen In Babylon”:Best Reggae Album in 1997.
  • ”Love Is My Religion”:Best Reggae  Album in 2006.
  • ”Family Time”: Best Reggae Album in 2009.
  • ”Ziggy Marley In Concert”:Best Reggae Album in 2013.
  • ”Fly Rasta” :Best Reggae Album in 2014.
  • ”Ziggy Marley Album”:Best Reggae Album in 2016.
  • ”Rebellion Rise”s:Best Reggae Album in 2018.

FAQs

Who Is Ziggy Marley?

David Nesta Marley is a Jamaican reggae musician. He is the son of reggae icon Bob Marley and Rita Marley. Ziggy Marley was born 17 October 1968 in Kingston Jamaica.

What Is The Meaning Of Ziggy?

A nickname often reported to have been given to him by his father Bob Marley, meaning “little spliff”.

What is Ziggy’s Net Worth?

Ziggy Marley is a singer-songwriter, musician, and voice actor who has a net worth of $20 million.