Why One Love Music Festival celebrating Bob Marley’s life makes you feel alright

“This festival is a way to continue to spread Dad’s message and help empower people to achieve great things”

CEO of Tuff Gong and Creative Director of the One Love Music Festival, Cedella Marley

One Love Music Festival (Bob Marley, 2016, January 20) is a two-day fundraising event to celebrate Bob Marley’s life and legacy. Internationally acclaimed multi-genre star Akon and platinum selling musical duo Niko & Vinz join the fundraising efforts by performing at the One Love Music Festival, which takes place at Rose Hall, in Montego Bay, Jamaica, on February 4 – 5, 2016.

Why One Love Music Festival celebrating Bob Marley's life will make you feel alright

The One Love Music Festival supports ongoing projects in education, the environment and poverty relief through the Bob Marley Foundation in partnership with the Rollins Foundation and Sandals Foundation. SOS Children’s Village is among other Rose Hall supported charities expected to benefit from the proceeds.

President of Rollins Jamaica and Executive Producer of the festival, Michael Rollins, is really selling the Rose Hall connection to the One Love Music Festival, quote: “Rose Hall is pleased to celebrate the life of Bob Marley not just with amazing music which represents what he stood for but with the meaningful work our foundations will do with funds raised through these events. This passion for the Jamaican people is truly the heart of Rose Hall”.

The Gala Reception on February 4 is expected to be an intimate event where VIP patrons will get to hobnob with local and international celebrities. And on Friday February 5th 2016, the One Love Concert will deliver living legends and music legends in the making, from all genres, in never before seen and unexpected combinations.

According to CEO of Tuff Gong and Creative Director of the One Love Music Festival, Cedella Marley, the One Love Music Festival is a festival of all ages and generations, quote: “We’ve got a great fusion of contemporary and seasoned musical talents onboard. The festival will be an explosion of entertainment and enjoyment for persons of all age groups, while sharing a message of positivity and empowerment.”

Artiste at One Love Music Festival – Akon and Nico & Vinz in the house

The line-up includes:

  • Akon
  • Nico & Vinz
  • Kymani Marley
  • Skip Marley
  • Morgan Heritage
  • Tessanne Chin
  • Nadine Sutherland
  • D’Burnz
  • CK
  • Kranium
  • Teflon
  • Iceman and Ruff Kut band

There will also be a special Taxi Records segment featuring the following artiste:

  • Tanto Metro & Devonte
  • No Maddz
  • Devin Di Dakta
  • Sabrina the Diva

Many of these artiste, especially the local performers, are well known in Jamaica. But who is are Akon and Nico & Vinz?

Akon and duo Niko & Vinz – Supporting One Love Music Festival on Bob Marley’s Birthday

With over 35 million albums sold worldwide, five Grammy Award nominations, and 45 Billboard Hot 100 songs under his belt, Akon has proven to be simply unstoppable.

He was listed by the Guinness Book of World Records as the #1 selling artist for master ringtones in the world and became the first solo artist in history to lock down both the number one and number two spots on the Billboard Hot 100.

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In addition to his own musical successes, not many realize that Akon was the visionary behind the KonLive and Konvict record labels which jumpstarted the careers of Lady Gaga and T-Pain. The Senegalese singer that gave us the hit singles “Smack That” and “I Wanna Love You” is no stranger to charitable causes.

In February 2014, Akon launched a partnership to bring electricity to one million households in Africa, via “Akon Lighting Africa.”  This initiative continues to address the concern that more than two-thirds of the population of sub-Saharan Africa is without electricity, and that more than 85 percent of those living in rural areas lack access.

Akon Corp and partners have assembled strategic partners to create replicable, scalable and cost-effective energy solutions.

Nico & Vinz are the Afro-Norwegian singing and songwriting duo best known for the international success of “Am I Wrong”.  The inspiring single reached number 1 on the American Top 40 Charts and sold more than platinum.

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Kahouly Nicolay “Nico” Sereba and Vincent “Vinz” Dery creates music that is a fusion of genres as diverse as pop to reggae to soul. Nico & Vinz will release “Hold it Together” this month, which is taken from their third studio album, due later in 2016.

So with just those two, know that One Love Music Festival will truly celebrate the life and legend of Bob Marley.

Patrons, here’s the link for ticket information and other details:



  1. Bob Marley. (2016, January 20). Tuff Gong Int’l to host One Love Music Festival in Jamaica. Retrieved from http://www.bobmarley.com/music-news/tuff-gong-intl-to-host-one-love-music-festival-in-jamaica/



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