Bob Marley remains a legend in reggae music, even in death. His children have also ensured their father’s legacy keeps living on through them. One of the grandchildren of the iconic artist is John Nesta Marley.
The young Marley has also become a celebrity through his grandfather’s legacy and his parents’ celebrity status.
Most fans of the Marley family are interested in knowing the young man and, perhaps, if he is also interested in music.
Who is John Nesta Marley?
John Nesta Marley is one of the children of Grammy award-winning music artist Lauryn Hill and Jamaican entrepreneur and CFL player Rohan Marley.
He is also the grandson of reggae legend Bob Marley. John was born on June 28, 2003. He is 21 years old as of 2024.
His parents were never married but were in a relationship from 1996 to 2009. They had five children together— Zion David, Selah Louise, Joshua Omaru, John Nesta, and Sarah.
His brother, Joshua Omaru Nesta, is an artist with the stage name YG Marley.
For most of his parents’ relationship together, they lived apart, and the children stayed with their mother.
However, there was a change in 2013 when John’s mother, Lauryn Hill, was serving a three-month prison sentence for tax evasion.
Rohan, the children’s father, was given temporary custody of the children during this period.
Apart from his siblings, who were born by his parents, John Nesta has other siblings from his parents’ other relationships.
His father, Rohan, has three children besides John and his siblings, and his mother also has one child.
Who is John Nesta Marley’s parents?
Rohan Marley is John’s father. He is a businessman and a former football player who was born to Bob Marley and his 16-year-old mother, Janet Hunt.
Rohan has been in several relationships, most of which produced children. He is currently married to Barbara Fialho, a Brazilian model. The couple have a daughter, Maria.
John Nesta Marley’s mother, Lauryn Hill, is a famous American rapper, songwriter, singer, and record producer.
She was once ranked by Billboard as the greatest female rapper in 2015. She has never been married but often referred to Rohan as her husband when the pair were still together.
Rohan and Lauryn met in 1996 and had five children. However, during the course of their relationship, the pair were never legally married.
Education and career
John Nesta Marley is studying at St John’s University. He is also an aspiring model like his older sister, Selah Marley.
He modeled for The Brooklyn Circus for their spring menswear collection and the clothing brand Rag & Bone in New York.
John Nesta is in a romantic relationship with Isabella Curis, and according to her Instagram bio, she is an artist who loves to sing and travel.
As a young lad, John Nesta Marley is living his best life doing what he loves. He also has a great relationship with his parent and siblings.
John Nesta has an active Instagram account sharing photos about his life and aspirations.