Fame of Jamaica
If you had to choose just a handful of famous names to represent your nation, would you include the athlete known for his incredible speed? Maybe the “freedom fighting” musician that favored peace, happiness, and marijuana? How about the boombastic reggae fusion singer? Usain Bolt, Bob Marley, and Shaggy aside, there are many notable names that hail from Jamaica, including proponent of the Pan-Africanism movement, Marcus Garvey; folklorist and writer, Louise Bennett-Coverley, or Miss Lou; one of the top 5 fastest female sprinters, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce; and retired basketball Hall-of-Famer, Patrick Ewing. And who can overlook football stars like Rolando Aarons and Raheem Sterling? For those seeking a taste of some Jamaican YouTubers, be sure to check out the soccer-centric JavierNathaniel, Majorlazer, and Akam Entertainment.