Friday, September 30, 2022

Lauryn Hill’s Joy, Son Zion Marley, Attends Prom

Zion Marley & Kristen Richardson (via Instagram)

*No doubt fans of Lauryn Hill’s iconic album, “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill,” remember the words to “To Zion,” the powerful dedication she penned to her firstborn, Zion Marley.

The track chronicled her decision to keep her son, after being advised against it for the sake of her career. Hill also said that her pregnancy helped her kick writer’s block, so we have Zion to thank for that classic album!

Son of Hill and Rohan Marley, 17-year-old Zion David Marley recently attended his high school prom with his girlfriend, Kristen Richardson.

Photos of the cute couple appeared on Instagram, showing Zion and his lovely date pull up in a Rolls Royce.

Rohan Marley
Zion Marley & Kristen Richardson (via Instagram)

Zion opted for a casual dapper look, while Kristen dazzled in white with gold accents.

Rohan Marley
Zion Marley (via Instagram)

In related news, Lauryn Hill will be honored by the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) when they pay tribute to the vocalist and songwriter at its 28th annual Rhythm & Soul Music Awards on June 25th.

Hill will be presented with the ASCAP Golden Note Award, the most prestigious honor that ASCAP gives to artists who have achieved extraordinary career milestones. Past recipients include: Pharrell Williams, Dr. Dre, Alicia Keys, Sean “Diddy” Combs, LL Cool J, Jermaine Dupri, Jay-Z, Lionel Ritchie, Stevie Wonder, Quincy Jones and many more.

“Ms. Hill’s talent as a songwriter is undeniable and reflects her singular take on the world we live in,” said ASCAP President Paul Williams. “Her ability to push boundaries and capture the humanity that surrounds us has created a musical legacy that belongs with the greats.”

Lauryn recently paid tribute to Nina Simone by performing a set of Hill’s own classic hits, which included a new song inspired by Simone’s “Ain’t Got No, I Got Life,” during the New York premiere of the Netflix documentary “What Happened, Miss Simone?

The song may appear on the upcoming Nina tribute album featuring Hill, Usher, Jazmine Sullivan, Mary J. Blige and more.

Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is an entertainment reporter with over 15 years of experience working in the film industry in areas including production and post-production, marketing, distribution, and acquisitions. She has worked for legendary film producer Roger Corman, Quentin Tarantino's production team at Miramax, the late Larry Flynt, MTV/ VH1, Hallmark Channel, Paramount, Jim Henson Co., Parade Magazine, and various LA-based companies representing above-the-line talent.



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