Famous Jamaican - Jamaican Celebrities

Wonder what is that common thing between Bob Marley, a spicy plat of Jerk Chicken, and rum? Jamaica, that is right! The crown of Caribbean attraction, revered as the “birthplace of reggae”, Jamaica has wooed and wowed the world for more reasons than anyone can fathom. While many love to stereotype the country as a musical powerhouse or foodies paradise, the true-blue Jamaican charm and attraction supersedes its admittedly awesome food, rum, music. You will be surprised to know that the otherwise hedonistic Jamaicans have brainchild some exciting inventions that we bet you had no idea belonged to this far-flung Caribbean land. Don’t quite believe so? Well, then read on. Did you know Jamaicans were the first to create a bio-engineered fruit? Or the first to identify Aedes Aegypti as the cause of dengue? Or they were the first to find a formulaic cure for prostate cancer? Discover all about some of Jamaica’s worthiest sons and daughters of soil in the biographies on famous Jamaicans. Their timeline, trivia, and interesting facts are worth your time and a read!

Find out more about the greatest Jamaicans, including Bob Marley, Usain Bolt, Grace Jones, Sean Paul and Marcus Garvey.

The Most Famous Jamaican

NameBirthdayNationalityBio
Buju BantonJuly 15, 1973JamaicanBuju Banton is a famous Jamaican musician
ShaggyOctober 22, 1968AmericanShaggy is a Grammy Award winning Jamaican musician, singer, and DJ
Peter ToshOctober 19, 1944JamaicanPeter Tosh was a famous Jamaican Reggae musician and a promoter of Rastafari
OMISeptember 3, 1986JamaicanOMI is a pop singer hailing from Jamaica
Cindy BreakspeareOctober 24, 1954Canadian, JamaicanCindy Breakspeare is a former Jamaican model, who went on to become the Miss World 1976
Trevor BerbickAugust 1, 1954Canadian, JamaicanTrevor Berbick was a professional Jamaican Canadian boxer, and a former world heavy weight champion
Sean PaulJanuary 9, 1973JamaicanSean Paul is a Grammy Award winning reggae artist from Jamaica
Lee Boyd MalvoFebruary 18, 1985Jamaican, AmericanLee Boyd Malvo is a convicted murderer who committed murders in the Washington Metropolitan Area for three weeks in October 2002
Keyshia Ka'oirJanuary 10, 1985JamaicanKeyshia Ka’Oir is a Jamaican-American model, actress and entrepreneur
Bob MarleyFebruary 6, 1945JamaicanBob Marley is a famous Jamaican reggae singer, known for his album ‘Rastaman Vibration’
Bob Marley

Bob Marley

Bob Marley is a famous Jamaican reggae singer, known for his album ‘Rastaman Vibration’

Vybz Kartel

Vybz Kartel (Adidja Azim Palmer) is a Jamaican dancehall deejay, lyricist and entrepreneur

JamaicanJanuary 7, 1976211 views

Buju Banton

Buju Banton is a famous Jamaican musician

JamaicanJuly 15, 1973985 views

Spice

Spice (Grace Latoya Hamilton) is a Jamaican singer, songwriter, DJ, businesswoman, and philanthropist

JamaicanAugust 6, 1982203 views

Kasi Bennett

Kasi Bennett is the founder of a non-profit organization called ‘Project Kase’ that works towards the welfare of children in Jamaica

JamaicanJuly 7, 1990172 views

Usain Bolt

Usain Bolt is the greatest sprinter in the history of mankind

JamaicanAugust 21, 1986147 views

OMI

OMI is a pop singer hailing from Jamaica

Shaggy

Shaggy is a Grammy Award winning Jamaican musician, singer, and DJ

AmericanOctober 22, 1968866 views

Grace Jones

Grace Jones is a famous Jamaican singer and actress

JamaicanMay 19, 1948246 views

Sean Kingston

Sean Kingston is a Jamaican–American singer, rapper, songwriter, and record producer