FOREIGN AFFAIR: Marley (right) greets Banda at the ACA event.
On Sunday, Rita Marley – icon, activist and widow of the late great Bob Marley – accepted a special African Diaspora award in Lilongwe, Malawi, alongside President Joyce Banda (above), at the 7th Annual Living Legends Banquet. The event was hosted by the African Communications Agency (ACA) inside the Bingu Conference Hall.
“Rita is one woman who is very proud to be African,” notes ACA President/Founder, Dr. Erieka Bennett. “She lives in the Bahamas, Jamaica, Ghana and Ethiopia, but she has schools for needy African children in Ghana.” Says Marley, “I’m very proud to be African, and it’s very nice to be here with so many nice people in community as one people.”
The Living Legends Banquet annually honours various outstanding individuals by looking at how well they have represented, among other things, the African Diaspora.