Heads up! Africa’s billion dollar hair care industry – CNN

Heads up! Africa's billion dollar hair care industry

(CNN)Looking good is big business in Africa; reports show that the amount of money being spent on haircare across the continent is rising. The biggest growth in 2014 was in Nigeria where people spent more than $440 million, the sales […] Continue >>

Teddy Afro to collaborate with composer James Gordon Williams

Teddy Afro to collaborate with Grammy winning composer

Ethiopian pop star Tewdros Kassahun a.k.a. Teddy Afro is expected to collaborate with composer James Gordon Williams, composer and critical musicologist at Syracuse University. Teddy Afro, who has been widely considered as a phenomenal pop star in the current Ethiopian […] Continue >>

Bob Marley’s 71st birthday anniversary concert at Ambassador Park

Bob Marley’s legend

The 71st birthday anniversary of the legendary reggae icon, Bob Marley, is scheduled to take place at Ambassador Park on February 6, 2016 with a gate fee of 300 birr. The concert, which is entitled “Reggae Movement” is a tribute […] Continue >>

Sami-Dan debuts with reflective album

singer and songwriter, Samuel Berhanu aka Sami-dan

Kerase Gar Negeger or “Speaking with Oneself” is singer and songwriter, Samuel Berhanu’s debut album. Also known as Sami-Dan by his fans, the album, produced by Blue Media, the company best known for organizing Taste of Addis Food Festival and […] Continue >>

The Weeknd Scores Oscar Nomination

The Weeknd Scores Oscar Nomination

The Weeknd can add Oscar nominee to his résumé. The singer-songwriter scored a nomination at the 88th annual Academy Awards, it was announced today. His chart-topping hit “Earned It” off the Fifty Shades of Grey soundtrack is up in the […] Continue >>

Ethiopian pop stars to charm US fans on New Year’s Eve

Teddy Afro, and Gossaye Tesfaye

Having failed to perform during the Ethiopian Soccer Tournament in North America, Tewodros Kassahun, who is mostly known by his stage name Teddy Afro, and Gossaye Tesfaye are both scheduled to travel to the United States to perform in what […] Continue >>

Ethiopia Hosts First African Circus Arts Festival

Ethiopia Hosts First African Circus Arts Festival

Ethiopia hosted the first African Circus Arts Festival this past weekend with performers from seven different African countries. Most of the performers are youngsters coming form challenging backgrounds who say the circus gave them a second chance. መካፈል ደግ ነው! […] Continue >>

Africa Fashion week: The sleepy town rocking the catwalk

tribal fashion

Chencha, Ethiopia (CNN)At first glance, Chencha, Ethiopia — an isolated hamlet of bamboo houses situated 300 miles south of the capital of Addis Ababa — doesn’t look like it’s the center of anything. It certainly doesn’t look like a major […] Continue >>

UNICEF Appoints Musician Tommy T Gobena National Ambassador to Ethiopia


Following in the footsteps of Aster Aweke, Abelone Melesse and Hannah Godefa, U.S.-based Ethiopian musician Thomas Gobena (Tommy T) has been appointed as a UNICEF National Ambassador to Ethiopia. At a signing ceremony held on Wednesday at the UN agency’s […] Continue >>

Ethiopian Post-Apocalyptic Film Crumbs Arrives on DVD/VOD in November


A post-apocalyptic, surrealist science-fiction romance from Ethiopia is not something one comes across every day, but on November 3, 2015, IndiePix Films will release Crumbs on DVD; its release on all digital platforms follows on November 17. Currently in limited […] Continue >>

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