Bob Marley’s wife, Rita Marley, has spent more than 20 years residing in Ghana.
In the 1990s, she relocated to Ghana with Bob Marley’s family.
In 2013, she petitioned for and was granted citizenship in Ghana.
Rita Marley now has a Ghanaian name — Nana Afua Abodea.
In Ghana’s Aburi, she also has a home. In Accra, Ghana, Rita Marley created a studio in memory of her deceased husband, Bob Marley. The name of it is Studio One.
In Ghana, she runs a nonprofit organization. Her foundation, The Rita Marley Foundation, supports charitable endeavors.
Nana Rita Marley started her musical career in the early 1960s as a vocalist with the all-female group The Soulettes, which performed with the Four Tops, Johnny Nash, and other performers of the time.
Her single ‘One Draw’, which she released in 1982, was a major hit in Europe but Jamaica said it was not fit for airplay.
One Draw was the first reggae single to top the Billboard Disco chart, according to Jamaica Observer.