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Another Legends Award

Africa’s first global TV network, Africa Network Television (ANTV) will honour Mrs. Rita Marley for astounding impact on Africa and people of African descent. The selection based on unparalleled works and commitment to improving health, education and nutrition of infants, youth and the elderly through the Rita Marley Foundation in Jamaica and Ghana.

In a letter addressed to Mrs. Rita Marley, Ms. Theresa Okorochukwu, administrator/president of African Network Television (ANTV) extolled “You have made Africa proud both on a National and global level; a role model and compassionate leader; an ambassador of love and of reggae music; you are an ANTV Legend.”

The awards ceremony will be held on August 29th at the University of Florida, Gainesville, U.S.A during the multi-nation launching ceremony of African Network Television (ANTV). Four other distinguished persons will be conferred Legends Awards: Dr. Emmanuel Voado, Neurosurgeon and Founder/President Cosmopolitan Aid; HE (AU) Ambassador Dr Erieka Bennett, Head of Mission African Union (AU) Diaspora Forum; Hon. Dr. Fatoumata Ceesay, former National Speaker The Gambia National Assembly, former Deputy Speaker ECOWAS, former President Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA), Founder Family Rights Advancement and Protection (FRAP); Pharmacist Stella-Maris Patcha Adamu President/Owner Empire Hotel /The Savoy Palm Hotels in Cameroon, Founder/President Mauritia Patcha Foundation.

On September 12, Mrs. Marley will be bestowed the Living Legends Award by the UN Women and the African Union Diaspora Africa Forum (AUDAF).

Rita Marley to get Living Legends Award

From the Jamaica Observer:

REGGAE singer Rita Marley will be this year’s recipient of the Living Legends Award from the African Women of Excellence Awards (AWEA) Committee.

The ceremony will be held at the African Women of Excellence Awards Empowerment Banquet at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York on September 12.

Marley, who is the widow of reggae singer Bob Marley, said the honour came as a surprise.

“I was not expecting this award. I know I’ve done hard work, to God be the glory,” she told the Jamaica Observer.

According to Dr Erieka Bennett, head of mission (AU) Diaspora African Forum, Marley was selected for her outstanding contributions to music, and political and social activism.

The award, according to Dr Bennett, was conceived as a platform to recognise Women of Africa and of African descent who have contributed to the struggle for political, social, and economic independence at various levels with excellence.

Previous recipients of the Living Legends award include Winnie Madikizela-Mandela; Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf; former Malawi president Joyce Banda; and the former First Lady of Kenya, Ngina Kenyatta.

A special edition of Harambe


In this Issue

  • Another Jewel in the Crown
  • Living Legends Award for Mrs. Rita Marley
  • William Knibb Memorial High School Essay Champions!
  • Rosemary Duncan Manager, Rita Marley Foundation (JA)
  • Mrs. Rita Marley Speaks
  • Statement by Caricom Youth Ambassador Terisa Thompson
  • Listen to Dr. Donna Hope
  • Keynote Speaker Horace Williams Lecturer
  • Thank You
  • A Friend in Need, A Friend indeed!
  • Personality of the Week
  • Rita Marley Foundation (Jamaica) Uplifting the Community
  • Cedella’s Stella Tribute to Mom
  • Joyous Blessed EARTHSTRONG Mrs. Rita Marley

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UWI to honour Rita Marley with doctorate

From the Jamaica Gleaner:

Rita Marley, widow of legendary reggae singer Bob Marley, has been listed among 21 honourees by the University of the West Indies (UWI) at this year’s graduation ceremonies in October. She will receive a DLitt (Doctorate of Letters).

In a statement to The Gleaner, Marley expressed her gratitude. “It was unexpected,” she said. “I didn’t know I would be recognised for my work in that aspect. I’m very happy and honoured to receive this award and I’m happy to be an example to others. I thank UWI for this and I will continue my work.”

According to the UWI, “Rita Marley continues to make invaluable contributions to the Jamaican music industry as singer, producer, performer and entrepreneur. She has built a globally recognised empire with members of the Marley family, and, by extension, the spread and reach of Brand Jamaica as a related and intertwined category.”

In 1996, Marley was awarded the Order of Distinction by the Government of Jamaica, and in 2013, she received honorary Ghanaian citizenship.

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A Mother to Africa & Jamaica

Mail to Mrs. Marley:

SUBJECT: Thank you very much!
MESSAGE: I am a Rwandan citizen! I read different activities performed by Queen Rita and I felt very impressed!
She is a great example for all of us in Africa.
Simon from Rwanda

Happy Mother’s Day Mrs. Marley

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Students of St. Isaacs and Holy Trinity Basic Schools in Jamaica create gorgeous Mother’s Day cards for Mrs. Marley.

Both schools presented their exquisite creations to the RMF(JA) for Mrs. Marley.

Holy Trinity Basic School Students Mother’s Day Greetings Cards for Mrs. Rita Marley

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St.Isaacs Basic School Students Mother’s Day Apprecilove Card for Mrs. Marley

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