Ky-Mani Marley is born
Ky-Mani Marley (born February 26, 1976, in Falmouth, Jamaica) is a Jamaican actor and reggae musician.
He is the son of singer Bob Marley and table tennis champion Anita Belnavis. He moved to Miami when he was nine years old.
Marley's first appearance as musician took place in 1996 when he recorded Like Father Like Son, an album consisting of cover versions of some of his father's songs. His next album, 1999's The Journey, received mass critical acclaim, and achieved relatively good sales. His 2001 album, Many More Roads, was nominated for a Grammy for best reggae album. He lost to his brother Damian's album, Halfway Tree.
Ky-mani Marley is now working on his third album showcasing his growth as an individual and illustrating the duality of his personality: Ky-mani and Maestro. The result is an urban sound deeply rooted in the reggae and hip hop cultures. The album promises to be a refreshing departure from the typical synthetic pop associated with the genre, and will instead be a representation of authentic urban hip-hop and reggae fusion.
In 2003 Ky-Mani Marley stars in the hit Jamaican film, "One Love."
"One Love" is A modern day Romeo & Juliette set in the environs of Kingston Jamaica one love stars Cherine Anderson and Ky-mani Marley (both in their first lead roles) as the star crossed lovers. The Film, directed by Rick Elgood (Dancehall Queen) and Don Letts (The Clash: Westway to the world) captures the lush beauty of the island and the diversity of Jamaican culture. Reggae music is the thread that ties togrther this classic drama play pitting Jamaica's staunch Christian tradition with the Rastafarian inspired philosophy made popular by the classic Bob Marley song."