Robert Nesta Marley, OM (6 February 1945 – 11 May 1981) was a Jamaican singer and songwriter. Considered one of the pioneers of reggae, his musical career was marked by blending elements of reggae, ska, and rocksteady, as well as forging a smooth and distinctive vocal and songwriting style.
Marley's influence was not limited to simply making music for the sake of entertainment. He was most noted for using his music to spread the message of Rastafari.
Through Marley's music, people in all corners of the world came to embrace Rastafari