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Lauryn and Marley Brothers Rohan and Ziggy Celebrate Hat-trick of Anniversaries

Doo Wop (That Thing) featured on Lauryn’s classic debut album, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill and was the 10th single to debut at number one on the American charts and won her two Grammy awards.

She is the mother of five children with Rohan Marley, a former American footballer and owner of the family’s Tuff Gong clothing line. Rohan’s brother, Ziggy, also has reason to celebrate; it was his 40th birthday last Friday.

During his 30-year career, Ziggy has won three Grammys and performed all over the world.

But, although his voice features in the animation film Shark Tales, he’s never been tempted to move onto the big screen.

When Overground Online spoke to Ziggy in 2003 about the role (a drug-selling gangster) his brother Ky-Mani plays in the Jamaica action film Shottas, he said:

‘Ky-mani’s role… well (thoughtful pause); his role is his role. I don’t know what his role is. He knows what his role is, so he will express his role.’

Ky-Mani (Bob’s son with table tennis champion Anita Belnavis) currently stars in the BET J programme Living the Life of Marley.

In 2001, he received a Grammy nomination for his album Many More Roads and the following year, Equality, a collaboration with Ms Dynamite, appeared on the UK singer’s award-winning LP A Little Deeper.

In October 1998, Gotta Be, a collaboration with US rapper PM Dawn, broke into the UK charts – less than two weeks after sister-in-law Lauryn had reached number three.

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