BOB MARLEY; PETER TORCH AND LUCKY DUBE
THE THREE GREATEST REGGAE PROPHETS OF THE BLACK RACE
From Kingston- JAMAICA , the heart of Caribbean to South Africa, came the three legends of world Reggae super stars with powerful hits like; the late Bob Marley of ”Stand Up For Your Right And Don’t Give Up The Fight; Buffalo Soldiers; Let’s Liberate Zimbabwe- the former Rhodesia”, to Peter Torch of ” Anywhere You Come From As Long As You Are A Black Man Or Woman, You Are An African- No Matter Your Nationality whether from Africa, Europe, Asia, America, Australia, Caribbean Or Nowhere; I Don’t Want Peace But Equal Rights And Justice, to the legendary, Lucky Dube of “God Bless Africa; The Other Side- I Wish I was In Africa; And Back To My Root”.
You may call them Ganja (weed-men ) except Lucky Dube who did not smoke), you may call them Rastafarians, Philosophers, Musicians, Reggae prophets or freedom fighters, one unique thing about them is that they used their talent in music to campaign for the freedom of Africa from the clutches of Colonialism and Apartheid regime in South Africa.
Through their message, they fore-told the freedom of Africa from the bondage of imperialism. This inspired most African Nationalists to fight for the independence of their countries and later, the abolition of Apartheid regime in South Africa.
Consequently, African youths especially, those in the musical and entertainment industry should use their talents to promote socio-cultural values of Africa, morality and good leadership in Africa and not to sing and promote crime and immorality especially, sex.
The educated ones whether home or abroad should use their knowledge to confront and fight corrupt leaders and dictators in Africa, starting from Libya/Morocco, and Sudan in the Northern part of Africa to Nigeria (the giant and heart beat of Africa) and Togo in the West, to Congo, Cameroon, and Gabon in the central Africa, to Somalia and Uganda in the East to Swaziland in the South.