Sharon Marley Prendergast and Ekow Alabi Savage officially tied the love knot at a private family location in Accra, Ghana on Tuesday, May 13, 2014. Sharon and Ekow first met in 1991 and 23 years later, the love connection has finally brought them together as husband and wife.
The wedding was a very colourful ceremony with just few family folks of both couple and a few invited guests. The boding of Sharon and Ekow has inked a very respectable history, thus, a true reflection of the Afro-Caribbean connection as well as a visible example of repatriation.
Dr. Erica Bennett, Ambassador for the Diasporan African Forum (DAF), was present at the ceremony to represent Rita Marley (who had traveled out of the country to USA).
Daddy Bosco (Ahuma Ocansey), Administrator of Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA), who was the MC for the wedding, also added his voice. “I find this marriage as another extension of the Marley legacy. Sharon’s mother, Rita Marley, we all know moved to settle here with us in Ghana way back in 1990s and for her to give out her daughter’s hand in marriage to one of Ghana’s disciplined sons is indeed plausible.”.
Sharon Marley Prendergast (born November 23, 1964) is singer, dancer, and curator. She is the biological daughter of Rita Marley who was adopted by Bob Marley when the two married. She was in the group Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers along with her young sister and brothers. With the group, she has won three Grammy awards.
Ekow Alabi Savage is a great exponent and promoter of Ghanaian music and Africa in general. He was a founding member of Roots Anabo music group who was the first ever Reggae Group in Africa to perform on Reggae Sunsplash in Jamaica in 1984. Ekow Alabi Savage has toured the world with his music later on as a solo Recording Artiste and Performing Artiste. He started playing music as a drum roadie for Pat Thomas and D Sweet Beans before he was employed as a percussion player.
He has toured around the world with several artists including Kora Award winner, Ade Bantu. He has also worked with a number of both foreign and local artistes including Pat Thomas, Kojo Antwi, Eeka Mouse (Jamaica), Reality Brothers (Germany), Vitamin X and Jimi Tenor.
Picture Credit: Elorm Beenie