From One Mother to Another
CEDELLA MARLEY SHARES THE PEARLS OF WISDOM THAT RITA MARLEY GAVE HER
PHOTO: BRAD OGBONNA
As the first born daughter of Bob and Rita Marley and the CEO of Tuff Gong International, Cedella Marley naturally gleaned sagely wisdom and business savvy from both of her parents."Daddy was my first teacher in building your brand," says Cedella. "He was a businessman. He pressed his own records, printed his own t-shirts, sold his own merchandise on tour."But it was the dual roles of businesswoman and mother that Rita so graciously carried that truly paved the way for the woman Cedella became."Then Mommy, of course having to take the reins after 1981. Watching her go for it with not really any support. You can run a successful business and be a wife," Cedella shared in our Marley Natural Magazine feature, "Family Business."
As we celebrate Mother's and all they mean to us, Cedella shares three pearls of maternal advice that Rita bestowed upon her:
First, be patient.
Second, be there when they need you and more importantly when they say they don't.
Third, remember to pursue your own dreams.