Rohan Marley

Marley in 2010, photo by

Birth Name: Rohan Anthony Marley

Place of Birth: Kingston, Jamaica

Date of Birth: 19 May, 1972

Ethnicity: Jamaican [African, English, possibly other]

Rohan Marley is a Jamaican-born American entrepreneur and professional football player.

He was born in Kingston, Jamaica. His father was Jamaican singer and songwriter Bob Marley. According to the book Bob Marley: A Biography, 2007, by David Vlado Moskowitz, Rohan’s mother was a dancer named Janet Hunt (or possibly Dunn). Rohan was raised by Bob and his wife, Rita (born Alpharita Constantia Anderson), from the age of four. Rohan’s half-brothers are musicians Ziggy Marley and Damian Marley. He is the uncle of model and singer Selah Marley and singer and songwriter YG Marley, and the half-uncle of musicians Bambaata Marley, Jo Mersa Marley, and Skip Marley.

Rohan is married to Brazilian model and singer Barbara Fialho. He has two children, including professional football player Nico Marley, with his former wife Geraldine Khawly; five children, including fashion model and singer Selah Marley, with his former partner, singer, songwriter, rapper, actress, and record producer Lauryn Hill; and a daughter with Barbara.

Rohan’s paternal grandfather was Norval Sinclair Marley (the son of Albert Thomas Marley and Ellen Ann Bloomfield). Norval was born in Clarendon, Jamaica, and had English ancestry. Albert was the son of Frederick Marley and Hannah Jane Tiltman. Ellen was the daughter of Richard Bloomfield.

Rohan’s paternal grandmother was Cedella Editha Malcolm (the daughter of Omeriah/Amariah Malcolm and Alberta/Albertha Willoughby/Whilby). Cedella was a black Jamaican, and was born in Rhoden Hall, St Ann. Omeriah was the son of Robert Malcolm and Katherine Bygrave. Alberta was the daughter of David/Daniel Willoughby and Hannah/Anna Downs.

There are claims on the internet that Bob Marley had some kind of Jewish ancestry, sometimes cited as Syrian Jewish, through his father, or, sometimes, his mother. There is no documented evidence that Bob had Jewish ancestry. The Bloomfield family line from which Bob descended, a famous family in Jamaica, is sometimes cited as having been originally Jewish; this is almost certainly false.


Genealogy of Rohan Marley (focusing on his father’s side) –

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1 Response

  1. Akwaba says:

    He is now married to Brazilian model Barbara Fialho, with whom he has a daughter. His “famous” children are American football player Nico Marley and model Selah Marley (

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