MODEL AND musician Selah Marley, the daughter of former Fugees star Lauryn Hill and Bob Marley’s son Rohan, went a step further to prove that talent runs in the family after starring in a fashion shoot for i-D with her siblings.
“They are my world,” she said of her brothers and sisters.
As a kid, Selah’s family moved around a lot. Born in Miami, it wasn’t until she moved to South Orange, New Jersey, that she was finally able to put down roots. As a result, she’s incredibly close to her siblings.
“Truly the best project I’ve ever been a part of,” she said. “I got to do a shoot with my brothers and sisters (missing some), and show our family dynamic and love for each other. Truly, truly, I feel so honoured to have been given this chance to give my siblings this chance.”
Currently based in New York, Selah divides her time between schoolwork — her favorite subject is science — and building up her SoundCloud following.
“I strongly dislike putting myself in boxes,” she says, “but if I were to describe my music, I would probably say futuristic R&B. Or at least that’s what I strive for! Soothing, ambient tones with dope rhythms!”
Selah is also a model on the rise, having been shot for Vogue, starred in the new Miu Miu lookbook, and even walked for Yeezy Season Four and Five.
“My mother exposed me to fashion before I even knew what fashion was,” she recalls. “I would go on runs with her assistants to Alexander McQueen and brands of that caliber. Not to mention our basement, which is basically a couture museum.”
Most recently, she was revealed as the face of Ivy Park — Beyoncé’s sportswear label — for its spring/summer 17 campaign. “I always admired Beyoncé growing up,” Selah states. “I’d always be inspired by her videos and found her freedom of expression so beautiful and empowering.”