Bob Marley’s songs are undeniably the ones that most marked Nekfeu as his parents listened to them on repeat during his childhood.
To learn more about Bob Marley
Bob Marley is still reggae’s most legendary singer. In the 1970s, this Jamaican mystic became known the world over for the power of his lyrics and the beauty of his melodies. He died prematurely at the age of 36, but the immense heritage Bob Marley bequeathed to the music world still has great resonance today.
The album Survival (1979) is Marley’s most masterful album—the one on which he confirms his identity as an involved artist. Initially titled Black Survival, the album followed a trip to Ethiopia in 1978 that changed Marley’s life, inspiring him to create an entire album oriented to Africa. The tour for this album was the longest one in the history of his group, The Wailers. For Nekfeu, “the album hasn’t aged at all, whether in terms of music or Marley’s humanist struggle” and it is one of his five most inspirational albums.