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Rastafarians to mark Bob Marley’s 74th birthday with grand reggae concert

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Reggae Legend Bob Marley’s 74th birthday anniversary on Wednesday is being marked by a day of activities and a grand reggae concert at Ravous Lounge in Nairobi.



According to the Rastafarian Society Chairman Moses Mbugua, close to 300 true Rastafarians have assembled at a hall In Mathare.

They are holding discussions on the global impact of reggae, to Rastafarianism and Marley’s philosophy.

They will later head out for the Concert at 5 pm. The concert will feature a myriad of reggae entertainers from Kenya who will perform until 7 pm.

From 7 pm to 6 am only Bob Marley’s songs will be played.

“Reggae month is officially here and we couldn’t ask for a better start to the month than the celebration of the King of Reggae’s birthday. Bob Marley embodied everything we would like to promote for reggae month: he was about peace, love and bringing people together through his music, regardless of race or gender,” Mbugua said.

KOT have taken to social media to celebrate Bob Marley.With many quoting Marley’s inspirational messages to society.

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“Money is numbers and numbers never end. If it takes money to be happy, your search for happiness will never end.” — Bob Marley”

“If She’s Amazing, she won’t be easy. If She’s easy, she won’t be Amazing. If She’s worth it, you won’t give up, if you give up you’re not worthy”. -Bob Marley”

“People want to listen to a message, word from Jah. This could be passed through me or anybody, I am not a leader but a messenger. The words of the songs, not the person, is what attracts people”-Bob Marley,” said raggaeinvasion

“Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery, None but ourselves can free our minds” ~Bob Marley,”

“Don’t gain the world and lose your soul, wisdom is better than silver or gold” – Bob Marley Today we remember Bob Marley, he would have been 74. Long live the spirit of Ras Nesta One love”,

“Just because you’re happy it doesn’t mean that the day is perfect but that you’ve looked beyond its imperfections”- Robert Nesta Marley Bob Marley (6th February 1945-11th May 1981″Muranga Patriot tweeted

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“Live for yourself and live in vain Live for others and live again #BOB MARLEY… KING of reggae EARTHSTRONG”Oliver Gichira wrote

“One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.” ~ Bob Marley” tweeted Mzilikazi wa Africa

“You never know how strong you are, Until being strong is your only choice. Bob Marley”@Ramblingsloa

International artists have also taken to social media to wish the legendary Bob Marley a happy birthday

“Happy birthday Bob #bobmarley #jahbless,” wrote DJ M.E.G

“Blessed Earth Strong ℳr ℳarley…… Your ℳusic Forever Lives On!!!”, Sarapinky said.

“The greatest legacy one can pass on to one’s children and grandchildren is not money or other material things accumulated in one’s life, but rather a legacy of character and faith. #HaileSelassie #BobMarley #OneLove,” Mary Jane tweeted.

Bob Marley’s Legacy still lives on, thanks largely to the messages of love and unity that his music espoused.

In November 2018, Reggae was added to a list of international cultural treasures which the United Nations deemed worthy of protection and promotion.

The music, which grew out of Jamaica in the 1960s thanks to artists like Toots and the Maytals, Peter Tosh and Bob Marley, was added to the collection due to its “intangible cultural heritage”.

Reggae is “cerebral, socio-political, sensual and spiritual,” said Unesco.

It has “penetrated all corners of the world,” added a Jamaican spokesperson.

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What Rich Middle Eastern Princes Spend Money On

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This list is surely going to blow your mind. Here are the awesome, are they awesome? No.. Let me take that again. Here are the extremely, out-of-the-world things Saudi princes have spent money on.

When money is just a footnote

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When money is just a footnote

“Money can’t buy you love” but it can surely buy a royal life.

Well, some people take luxury to a whole new level.

Take a look

It's a gold car
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It’s a gold car

Buying a Lamborghini is itself a big deal, but what about a gold plated beast in your garage?

Saudi billionaire Turki Bin Abdullah has a fleet of cars – Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupe, Mercedes jeep, Lamborghini Aventador SuperVeloce and gold Bentley.

All of the exotic motors are wrapped in gold vinyl, with a model for every occasion.

Flight for falcons
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Flight for falcons

What is the weirdest check-in baggage you have ever heard?

Recently Saudi prince was in the news as he booked individual seats for each of his 80 falcons. You read it right.

He was flying in United Arab Emirates and the airlines took special care of the prince’s priced possessions.

Golden toilet as a wedding gift
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Golden toilet as a wedding gift

Bizzaro alert! Saudi Arabia’s king Abdullah gifted a golden toilet on his daughters wedding.

The toilet was completely fitted with gold furnishings including this golden commode and the golden bidet in the background.

Diamond ring? No, car
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Diamond ring? No, car

Buying a luxurious Mercedes Benz is not enough for Prince Al Talal bin Abdulaziz, so he crusted some diamond all over the car for his 38th birthday.

You read it right, that’s a diamond studded car.

Exotic pets

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Exotic pets

Having a cat or dog as a pet is too mainstream, no? So, this guy has a pet cheetah.

Exotic animals such as lions, cheetahs and tigers are regulars. Don’t be sacred if you see a lion peeking through car window in Dubai.

Gold from ATM
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Gold from ATM

While you have to stand in a queue for hours to get a Rs 500 note, there is an ATM machine in Dubai which expenses gold bar.

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Radio station stops playing Kodak Black Songs over insensitive comments after Nipsey’s Longtime Partner

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Reports say that an LA-based radio station would no longer bump Kodak Black songs after he made a highly insensitive comment about Lauren London, Nipsey Hussle’s longtime partner.

He said he wanted to begin a relationship with her when she moved on from Nipsey Hussle in a video that started circulating on Saturday. These were his words.

“Lauren London that’s baby, though. She about to be out here single. She’s finna be a whole widow out here,”. “I’ll be the best man I can be for her. I’ll give her a whole year. She might need a whole year to be crying and (expletive) for (Nipsey).”

“I ain’t trying to shoot (my shot) at her.” he added. “I’m saying, listen. She can do two, three years. I’ll try to be like the friend if you need to holla or a shoulder to lean on. She can call my line.”

Hussle was shot and killed at his Los Angeles clothing store March 31. The rapper was well-known and celebrated for his humanitarian efforts. He and Lauren shared a son together in addition to creating a blended family with their children from past relationships.

The suspected gunman, Eric Holder, has pleaded not guilty to a murder charge in Los Angeles Superior Court on Thursday. He also pleaded not guilty to two attempted murder charges.

In response to Black’s Instagram Live comments, Power 106 FM DJ Justin Credible said his station will not play his music.

“We stand with the family of Nipsey Hussle and are appalled by the disrespectful and poor comments made by Kodak Black,” Credible tweeted Saturday. “With that, Power 106 will not support Kodak Black’s music.”

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We stand with the family of Nipsey Hussle and are appalled by the disrespectful and poor comments made by Kodak Black. With that, Power 106 will not support Kodak Black’s music. #LongLiveNip 🏁🏁🏁

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Rappers The Game and T.I. also called out Black for his comments.

The Shade Room reported The Game told Black and others who had negative things to say about Hussle to keep his name and London’s name out their mouths.

“Hey, Kodak Black: You outta pocket. … Fix that (expletive). Quickly, expeditiously,” T.I. said in an Instagram video. “You outta pocket. Ain’t nobody else gon say it. … If I see you, I’ma say it to your face. You outta pocket… Get your (expletive) self together.”

Black made another Instagram Live video in response, saying, “Man, listen. I said what I said. Y’all tryin’ to misconstrue what I said (…) don’t give a (expletive) what y’all talkin’ about,” he said. “T.I., man, I don’t care. I’m in Georgia right now. I don’t care.”

The Shade Room reported Black ended up apologizing early Sunday.

“If I disrespected you Lauren London, in any shape or form, I’m sorry, even though I didn’t,” he said. “And rest in peace to dude. Y’all already know what I said. I said dude encouraged me to do (expletive) for the community. But, anyhow, my bad to them two. But, like, for all you other people like trying to fake act like y’all little boy-ing me on the internet or checking me on the internet, if that’s how y’all feel, that’s how y’all wanna feel, I got a whole tour … I’m in Georgia right now and tomorrow I’ll be in Norfolk, Virginia, like wherever y’all see me, if that’s how y’all feel, that’s how y’all feel.”

Black has his own things to be concerned about. The Associated Press reported that he is charged with first-degree criminal sexual conduct after a woman claimed he raped her after a concert in 2016.

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