Twenty-six year old Donisha Prendergast is the granddaughter of Rita and Bob Marley. She is, at heart, a true artist. Her fresh and vibrant talent spans many disciplines. She is an accomplished actor who has already had a wide range of starring roles in a number of major Jamaican television productions. She has also enjoyed leading roles in a several live stage productions, which have successfully toured the Eastern Caribbean, The United States and the UK.
At 12, Donisha along with a few of her cousins, performed background vocals on theme song for the popular children’s animation series, Arthur, with her uncle Ziggy Marley as the lead. She went on to travel extensively with her mother, Sharon Marley, while she was a member of the Melody Makers; and to Japan, Ghana, South Africa and the United Kingdom with her grandmother, Rita Marley. She recently toured France with Shaggy and Rik-Rok as dancer/choreographer. Donisha plays the piano and African drums.
Donisha and her production partners, Falani Spivey and Serita Stewart of Sumthing F.E.R.T.I.L.E (For Every Revolutionary Truth that Inspired Leaders to Educate) Productions have begun shooting a documentary about the links between Blacks in the Diaspora and Africa.
To date they have completed shoots in Brazil, South Africa and Jamaica. They have also produced a trailer for Maestra Da Favella, yet another documentary project, currently in production.
Donisha currently lives in Miami with her family where she is pursuing a Bachelors of Fine Arts degree (BFA) in Film and Digital Production at a prime arts university. She has already completed two years of theatre studies at Howard University in Washington, D.C.
Donisha was the Keynote Speaker and Host for Africa Unite, Youth Symposium in 2006 (Ghana), 2007 (South Africa) and 2008 (Jamaica). Africa Unite is the yearly celebration of Bob Marley’s Birthday that is organized by Rita Marley.
In 2011, Donisha will publish a book of poetry and her musings about life as she sees it thus far.