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 >>

Teddy Afro’s Concert for Mesqel Cancelled

Tewodros Kassahun-teddy-afro-concert

Tewodros Kassahun’s (a.k.a. Teddy Afro) fans are in for yet another disappointment with the cancellation of a postponed concert for Mesqel, the Ethiopian Christian holiday of “the Finding of the True Cross”. Fans had hoped that Ethiopia’s sensational but controversial […] Continue >>

National TV to Mark 50th Anniversary, May Spend 10m Br

National TV to Mark 50th Anniversary, May Spend 10m Br

The Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation (EBC), the lone national broadcaster, is to celebrate its 50th anniversary with series of events planned for November 2015. The Corporation has hired Serawit Multimedia Production Plc for 10 million Br to organise and coordinate a […] Continue >>

Ethiopia first night nerves after Cannes Film Festival success

Yared Zeleke Lamb Movie

The slab-like grey bulk of the Ethiopian National Theatre in central Addis Ababa could not be further removed from the sparkle and attention-grabbing headlines of the Cannes Film Festival. Nevertheless, 37-year-old Yared Zeleke was still more nervous about being in […] Continue >>

The struggle in the Ethiopian modeling business

liya kebede- ethiopian model

Ethiopian women have been categorized as among the most beautiful women in Africa. They have a perfect balance of darker South and West Africa and whiter Caucasian and have perfect facial features, skin tone, and bone structure. However, only a […] Continue >>

Leza award nominees revealed

Leza award nominees revealed

By Meherete-Selassie Makonnen The final set of artists who will be competing for the Leza awards have been revealed. This year there are nine categories- including best film of the year, best album of the year and lifetime achievement award. […] Continue >>

Ethiopian reggae star releases his fourth album “Ayzone”

Ethiopian reggae star releases his fourth album “Ayzone”

Ethiopian reggae artist Zeleke Gessesse released his fourth reggae album on Friday. The album,titled ‘Ayzone’, by one of the pioneers of reggae music in Ethiopia is the first to be produced at home. The album is produced by Begena Studio, […] Continue >>

An Interview with Ethiopian-American singer Meklit Hadero

Meklit Hadero

By Bunmi Akpata-Ohohe (Rooms Magazine) Born in Ethiopia, from Ethiopian parents, she feels deeply African and deeply American and her records are deeply inspired by Mulatu Astatke, the Godfather of Ethio-Jazz. Her work builds upon the concepts pioneered by Astatke […] Continue >>

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