All hail the ‘Reggae Queen’: Entertainers celebrate Marcia Griffiths on 71st birthday

Two of Marcia Griffiths’ sons have poured their hearts out to her and sent messages of love on behalf of the family as they celebrate her 72nd birthday today. 

According to Errol Thompson Jr, the eldest of Griffiths’ three sons for singer-songwriter and popular Jamaica Broadcasting Commission disc jockey Errol Thompson, her motherly nature is picked up by everyone with whom she crosses paths.

“One of the things I am most proud of is her legacy not just as an entertainer or a public figure, but as a human being. I have heard persons in Jamaica referring to her as ‘Mother’ – or ‘Mama Earth’. She is a huge inspiration for [women] and men alike, so that definitely makes me feel proud. At the end of the day, she is just mommy to me, but I still understand and appreciate the love everyone has for her,” he told The Gleaner

Thompson Jr, a recording artiste known by the moniker ‘The Kemist’, shared that his mother has set a standard for him to maintain on the music side of life, which is not easy – but a good one nonetheless. 

“She definitely blazes a trail as [a] woman of integrity. A benchmark in the way she carries herself, the way she dresses – her approach to everything – she never waivers from her positive message despite being a female in [a] male-dominated industry. She has [held] her own over the years, and that is rare, and deserved the respect because right now at the drop of a dime, them gone left or right wherever the breeze blows,” The Kemist said.

Source: Jamaica Gleaner

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