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The Marley family, UMe and Island Records announce year-long #BobMarley75 celebrations

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The Marley family, UMe and Island Records have begun to roll out their yearlong MARLEY75 commemorative plans in celebration of the legendary cultural icon, Bob Marley’s 75th birthday and 40th anniversary of the timeless classic “Redemption Song.” 

In honor of Black History Month, now underway, and to mark the beginning of all MARLEY75 celebrations in 2020, the official music video for Redemption Song” premieres today on Bob Marley’s YouTube channel. Created by French artists Octave Marsal & Theo De Gueltzl, the breathtaking animation, featuring 2,747 original drawings, uses powerful symbols to amplify the magnitude of the song’s timeless lyrics and importance in today’s world. The video highlights Bob’s contribution to the empowerment of black civilization, as well as his manifestation of hope and recovery for all mankind.

Inspired by Bob’s homeland of Jamaica, as well as insights received from his family, the artistic approach was to illustrate the imaginary world of Bob Marley in a way that highly stimulates self-reflection. “From the history of Slavery and Jamaica, Rastafarian culture, legacy of prophets (Haile Selassie the 1st, Marcus Garvey, Malcolm X), as well as Bob’s personal life, we take the audience on a journey through allegories and representations.” Marsal and De Gueltzl reveal. The opening sequence invites the viewer into Bob’s guitar, a visual metaphor to Bob’s mind, and our own, in a quest for Redemption. Also, drawing from Rastafarian philosophy, another vital element of the video’s narrative is about valuing nature, our Earth and the Mother Land.

Watch the powerful visual for ‘Redemption Song’ HERE

The MARLEY75 celebrations will encompass all things music, fashion, art, photography, technology, sport and film, providing fans unprecedented access to archives from the legendary artist’s estate in new, thoughtful and innovative ways. Together with YouTube, new and exciting content is set to be released over the course of the year.

The inaugural MARLEY75 music festivities kick off this Spring, the first of many celebrations to come. Ziggy Marley and Stephen Marley’s Bob Marley Celebration will headline
The BeachLife   Festival. This special, collaborative appearance will feature Ziggy Marley and Stephen Marley performing an extensive catalog of Bob Marley tunes in celebration of their father’s 75th birthday at the three-day immersive music, art, and culinary oceanside event.

In this digital era, Bob Marley remains one of the most followed posthumous artists on social media, and MARLEY75 will serve to bring his music and message to the digital foreground, reaching new audiences and perspectives with innovative content and groundbreaking technology. Special live events, exclusive digital content, recordings, exhibitions, plus rare and unearthed treasures will also be revealed throughout the year.

Bob Marley’s music continues to inspire generation upon generation, as his legacy lives on through his message of love, justice and unity, a sentiment needed more than ever in 2020. In conjunction with Tuff Gong and UMe, a division of the Universal Music Group, the Marley family will continue to ensure the highest quality, integrity and care is taken to honor Bob’s legacy and to celebrate one of the 20th century’s most important and influential figures.

One-quarter of all the Reggae listened to in the United States, is Bob Marley. Bob Marley’s Legend is the nineteenth-biggest selling album of all time and the fifth-biggest selling Greatest Hits package in United States history.

Throughout history, no artist has dominated the world of music quite like Bob Marley. A musical, political and spiritual icon of mythical proportions, both poet and prophet, Marley was the first Jamaican artist to give voice to the struggles of his people and the Rastafarian culture, and the first to gain worldwide fame. October 2020 will see the 40th anniversary of Bob Marley’s “Redemption Song.” Released in October 1980 and taken from his ninth album Uprising (Island Records), the song was inspired by a speech from Pan-Africanist Marcus Garvey’s “The Work That Has Been Done” and is considered by many as one of the greatest songs ever written in popular culture. In a time when political unrest and oppression feels more prevalent than ever, “Redemption Song” maintains a poignancy and power and acts as a long-standing testament to Bob Marley’s brilliance and voice for the people. Bob Marley’s music catalog has amassed billions of streams and sold millions of albums worldwide, while his hits compilation, Legend, remains the world’s best-selling reggae album and longest-charting album in the history of Billboard’s Catalog Albums chart.

Tune in and subscribe to the Official Bob Marley YouTube channel here for more upcoming content celebrating Bob’s legacy and contribution to the world.

Additional information on MARLEY75 events will be revealed soon.

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The talented Nikola Pilić

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Croatia is a country that has had plenty of excellent tennis players during its sports history. The most prolific online betting in Nigeria is only on 1xbet.ng/en, and it can be used to wager on all those highly talented names. (more…)

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The talented Dragan Džajić

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The former Yugoslavia had some incredibly talented players. An outstanding Kenya betting site is 1xBet, and punters may want to use it in order to wager on football teams of Yugoslavia’s succeeding nations.

 

One of the best players to ever emerge from this part of the world was Dragan Džajić. He was an incredibly talented left winger who spent his career in teams like:

  • Red Star Belgrade;
  • Bastia;
  • and the Yugoslavian national football team.

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Fantastic skills

As said before, Dragan Džajić was a left winger, however, this didn’t prevent him from scoring an outstanding number of goals. In addition to being a prolific goalscorer, the player also was capable of delivering highly accurate crosses. Punters can always make the best sports football betting with 1xbet.co.ke/line/football, which also offers the possibility to wager on the best wingers.

The player also had a great pace, great dribbling abilities, and he was even capable of delivering highly accurate crosses with his left foot. For all these reasons, Džajić can be considered as a complete player. If you want to wager on other talented footballers, you can make the best sports football betting with the 1xBet website on all of them.

A legend of his country

Džajić’s professional career lasted between the years 1963 and 1978. He was selected for the national team for the first time in 1964, and he also played for it until 1978. In total he scored 23 goals in 85 games played with the national side, which also made him one of its most capped and goalscoring players. You may want to try live bet only with 1xBet, which can also be visited in order to wager on the best football national teams.

The player was particularly successful in the UEFA Euro. For example, in the 1968 edition of the tournament, he scored an incredible goal in a semifinal against England. This helped his team to reach the final of the tournament. Unfortunately for him, Yugoslavia eventually lost the final against  Italy. You can try a live bet only with 1xBet, which also has all matches of the Italian national team.

Dragan Džajić was also part of the team that participated in the 1974 FIFA World Cup. In that competition, he scored one goal against the Zaire national team. These kinds of things allowed Džajić to obtain a legendary status in his native Yugoslavia.

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Marcus Rashford can earn £38K per Instagram post as he’s named ‘most influential’ member of the England squad

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A new study has revealed the most influential members of the England squad for the Qatar World Cup, with Marcus Rashford taking the top spot.

 

The research, conducted by online casino comparison experts KingCasinoBonus.uk, analysed marketing tools and the social media profiles of the England team to determine which England player is the most influential.

 

Marcus Rashford took first place earning up to a whopping £37,950 per sponsored Instagram post. This is thanks to his follower count of almost 13 million and an engagement rate of 3.28%. The Manchester United forward has been praised on social media for his work around providing free school meals for children across the UK, creating a dedicated fanbase ahead of the World Cup.

 

The England captain, Harry Kane, is the second most influential member of the England team. Kane, who boasts 13.3 million followers, can charge up to £36,997 per sponsored Instagram post. Interestingly, Kane has the lowest engagement rate of any member in the England squad at just 0.36%.

 

The third most influential member of the England team is Raheem Sterling. The Chelsea forward can charge up to £27,661 for a single post on social media. Sterling has 10 million followers on Instagram and an engagement rate of 1.27%.

 

Trent Alexander Arnold is the fourth most influential player in the England team, earning £22,308 per sponsored post on social media, whilst Phil Foden is the fifth most influential player, earning £15,565 per Instagram sponsored post.

 

Jack Grealish ranks sixth thanks to his follower count of 5.4 million and an engagement rate of 4.69%. Grealish can charge up to £14,971 per sponsored post on Instagram.

 

Midfielder Conor Gallagher has the highest engagement rate with fans at 18.92% whilst Jude Bellingham receives the most average likes per Instagram post at 481,008 likes.

 

Those who play up front also top the leader board with forwards occupying five of the top ten spots – Marcus Rashford, Harry Kane, Raheem Sterling, Phil Foden and Jack Grealish. Manchester United produces the most influential players with three of the top ten coming from the club – Marcus Rashford, Luke Shaw and Harry Maguire.

 

The most influential players on the England football team

 

RankPlayerInstagram UsernameFollower countPotential Instagram earningsEngagement rateAverage likes per post
1Marcus Rashfordmarcusrashford12,975,093£37,9503.28%422,632
2Harry Kaneharrykane13,306,943£36,9970.36%47,879
3Raheem Sterlingsterling710,030,643£27,6611.27%126,421
4Trent Alexander Arnoldtrentarnold668,148,889£22,3084.19%334,731
5Phil Fodenphilfoden5,765,258£15,5657.17%400,271
6Jack Grealishjackgrealish5,405,916£14,9714.69%251,745
7Mason Mountmasonmount5,215,031£14,5147.17%372,925
8Jordan Hendersonjhenderson5,104,144£14,1722.09%105,905
9Luke Shawlukeshaw234,308,064£11,9784.89%209,536
10Harry Maguireharrymaguire933,889,842£10,3802.58%99,737

 

 

Commenting on the study, a spokesperson from KingCasinoBonus.uk said: “The past success of the England team at the 2018 World Cup and the Euros last year brought the country together and catapulted many of the players to a bigger level of stardom. It will be interesting to see who gains the most followers throughout the World Cup tournament, particularly if England go on to do well.”

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Ronaldo celebrates scoring in 5 world championships; says he never dreamt of such achievement

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Celebrated soccer player, Christiano Ronaldo has expressed his joy and pride over scoring in five World Championships. (more…)

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Kanye West to run for US Presidency in 2024

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Rapper Kanye West has said he intends to run for US president in 2024, despite facing several scandals over his recent behaviour. (more…)

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Emerging Aussie pop artist has controversial entrance to ARIA awards red carpet

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Emerging pop artist Wentworth has had a controversial entrance to the ARIA awards (Australian music awards) sporting a ‘last supper’ outfit of several cancelled celebrities.

The pop artist walked the carpet with 12 life size models of celebs who have been recently cancelled such as Lea Michele, Kanye, Kevin Spacey, Sia, Armie Hammer and Marilyn Manson, among others.

The models are all wearing biblical robes and are stationed across a long table with the words ‘the last supper’ embroidered across the front.

The outfit has been criticized heavily for glorifying celebrities who have been removed from the spotlight with critics saying that they were removed ‘for a reason’ and should not be publicised in a positive light.

The full list of celebrities includes:

  1. Kevin spacey
  2. Kanye
  3. Ellen
  4. Sia
  5. Will smith
  6. Chrissy Teigen
  7. JK Rowling
  8. Marilyn Manson
  9. Lea Michelle
  10. Armie Hammer
  11. Johnny Depp
  12. Amber Heard

‘It’s simply a commentary on cancel culture’ says Wentworth. ‘I have felt like an outsider my whole entire life. I know what it feels like to be on the outside looking in.’

‘I’m not glorifying cancelled celebrities, I’m just opening a conversation’

‘Cancel culture is so toxic but at the same time it is the consumers and general public who are tearing down these people. I’m simply making a commentary and asking the question “do they deserve a second chance”’

‘I believe in a way that the cancelled celebrities let it happen. You can either be cancelled or you can not let it happen. We have many celebrities who just wont accept it. Jeffree Star, James Charles or Taylor Swift to give some examples’

“Taylor Swift had the greatest comeback from being cancelled in modern popular culture history by using the cancellation and making it into an album and an era.”

Wentworth the artist arrived to the ARIA awards red carpet in 2015 being birthed from a giant cashmere cocoon so the controversy isn’t completely shocking. This artist is clearly one who likes to push the boundaries.

More about Wentworth:

Wentworth is a 25 year old emerging male pop artist based in Melbourne, Australia but frequents Los Angeles. You can hear Wentworth’s new single ‘Wiggle Wiggle Boom’ on all streaming services. ‘Wiggle Wiggle Boom’ is a single off his debut EP ‘POP GENIUS’ which is also available to stream now.

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