Bambaata Marley

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Bambaata Marley
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Background information
Birth nameDaniel Bambaata Robert Nesta Marley
Also known asBambaata, Daniel Marley, Daniel Bambaata
Born (1989-07-12) July 12, 1989 (age 30)
Kingston, Jamaica
Years active2009–present

Bambaata Marley (born July 12, 1989) is a Jamaican singer-songwriter. He is the son of Ziggy Marley, and eldest grandson of Bob Marley.[1][2]

Personal life[edit]

Bambaata Marley spent his early years in Jamaica before moving to Miami, Florida. He currently resides in Los Angeles, California.[3]


Bambaata Marley debuted in 2009 with the single "Live It Inna Fear", produced by Damian Marley.[4]

In 2010, he collaborated with his cousin Jo Mersa Marley on the single "My Girl".[5]

In 2011, he collaborated with his father Ziggy Marley, on the song "Changes"[6]

On September 16, 2015, the music video for his single "Waiting for the War" was released, the music video was awarded a Telly Award for 'Best Online Music Video' and a Telly Awards for 'Craft-Directing Video' by Wayan Palmieri. The artwork cover for "Waiting for the War" was a re-creation of Bob Marley's Soul Rebels album cover released by Bob Marley & the Wailers in 1970.[7][8][9]

In 2017, he made his screen debut in the short film "Vagabonds" starring Danny Glover & Robert Ri'chard[10]

On June 21, 2018. Bambaata Marley announced the upcoming release of his album UNX.[3]



  • Live It Inna Fear (2009)
  • 2-Feet (2012)
  • Maintain (2014)
  • Waiting For the War (2015)
  • If You Go (2015)
  • Unconditional (2017)
  • Ocean Ocean (2017)
  • Out To Play (2017)
  • Deadbeat (2018)
  • In a Ray (2018)
  • Pretty Butterfly (2018)
  • UFO (2018)

As Featured Artist[edit]

  • Jo Mersa Marley "My Girl" (Feat. Daniel Bambaata) (2010)
  • Ziggy Marley "Changes" (Feat. Daniel Marley) (2011)
  • Inner Circle "Free It Up" (Feat. Daniel Bambaata Marley) (2015)
  • The Internet "Get Away (Feat. Daniel Marley) (2015)
  • Lorine Chia "The Reason" (Feat. Bambaata Marley) (2018)



  • Vagabonds (2017) – Dejohn (Short Film)

Music videos[edit]

Title Year Director(s)
"Waiting for the War" 2015 Wayan Palmieri
"Unconditional" 2017 Wayan Palmieri
"Deadbeat" 2018 Wayan Palmieri

Awards and nominations[edit]

  • 2017: Telly Award for 'Best Online Music Video' – "Waiting for the War"
  • 2017: Telly Award for 'Directing' (Wayan Palmieri) – "Waiting for the War"
  • 2018: Telly Award for 'Best Online Music Video' – "Unconditional"[11]


  1. ^ "Meet the Next Generation of Musical Marleys – Entertainment". Rolling Stone. Retrieved June 1, 2014.
  2. ^ "Now Decriminalized, Could Jamaica Become Destination for Legal Weed?". Rolling Stone. Retrieved August 20, 2018.
  3. ^ a b "Bambaata Marley Explores the Unknown in UNX". LA Weekly. Retrieved June 21, 2018.
  4. ^ "Getting to know Daniel Bambaata Marley". Island Stage. Retrieved May 7, 2013.
  5. ^ "Jo Mersa Marley EP Drops in June". The Gleaner. Retrieved May 26, 2014.
  6. ^ "Ziggy Marley to Release 'Wild and Free' Album June 14". Billboard. Retrieved April 11, 2011.
  7. ^ "PREMIERE: DANIEL BAMBAATA MARLEY "WAITING FOR THE WAR" VIDEO". Mass Appeal. Retrieved September 16, 2015.
  8. ^ "2017 Telly Awards Winners – Craft-Directing Video". Telly Awards. Retrieved March 1, 2017.
  9. ^ "Daniel Bambaata Marley Drops New Single, Waiting for the War". Headline Jamaica. Retrieved September 16, 2015.
  10. ^ "FILM @ DOWNTOWN URBAN ARTS FESTIVAL". Indie Pictures Review. Retrieved May 18, 2018.
  11. ^ "2018 Telly Awards Winners – Online: General-Music Video". Telly Awards. Retrieved May 1, 2018.

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