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The Queen of Kirar Asnakech Worku Passes Away

Be Seble Teweldebirhan

Ethiopia's Queen of Kirar passes awayAddis Ababa, September 19, 2011 ( - Every generation has its own dynamic individuals- people who breaks the rules and live they way they see fit. For many, musician and actress Asnakech Worku was one of the pioneer for her generation. The beautiful and talented queen of Kirar (a five-stringed instrument widely used in traditional Ethiopian music), Tizata Asnakech Worku, for the last almost half a century remained to be a sensation of the Ethiopian entertainment industry.

Ethiopian Fashion Designer Wins African Competition

By Seble Teweldebirhan

Fikirte AddisAddis Ababa, March 31, 2011 ( For most of us Ethiopian s here and abroad, our traditional cloth is beautiful and attractive but not practical and comfortable for day-to-

Ethiopian Housemaid Becomes Music Sensation in Iraq

Mahlet Becomes Sensation in IraqOctober 6, 2010 — Ethiopian housemaid Mahlet is changing her name to Maha and cutting her first video clip after proving to her Iraqi boss that she can sing better than she can clean, reports AFP.

Three years after she left her native Ethiopia to work as as a housemaid for prominent Kurdish musician Halcout Zahir, the 20-year-old woman is almost a household name in the northern autonomous region of Kurdistan.

Her break came when Iraq's musical phenomenon Dashni Murad -- dubbed the "Shakira of Kurdistan" -- discovered her.

Murad was sitting in the maestro's recording studio waiting to see Zahir when she heard Mahlet

Ethiopian named 1st runner up in beauty contest

Melat Yante Woldesenbet       Melat Yante Woldesenbet Pictures: Melat Yante Woldesenbet

February 12, 2010 -- Melat Yante Woldesenbet, Ethiopia’s representative to the 2009 Miss Universe Pageant, was chosen as 1st runner up in the Global Beauties Face of the Year competition. She was also named the Global Beauties Face of Africa winner!

The fifty finalists were chosen among the world’s most prestigious pageants. Out of thousands of women who competed nationally and internatio

Ethiopia: Lula Gezu wins Miss World Ethiopia 2009

Ethiopian News - Miss World Ethiopia 2009  Ethiopian News - Lula Gezu 

Photo: Miss World Ethiopia 2009 winner, Lulu Gezu (middle) with the two runner ups (left). Lula Gezu, Miss World Ethiopia 2009 (right)


Nardos Tafesse: The Model with Big Dreams

Ethiopian News - Nardos TafesseEthiopian News - Nardos TafesseAddis Ababa, Ethiopia, May 25, 2009 ( -- Nardos Tafesse is a 19 old Model from Ethiopia. This tall (1.78m), elegant and confident model was born and grew up in Addis Ababa. She grew up with her grandparents and was very restless as a child. She says she bothered her grandparents to take her everywhere. reporter, Eden Habtamu, interviewed her recently and asked her about her life, interests and future plans.

Charge dropped against R&B singer Wayna
Ethiopian News - Wayna

HOUSTON (AP) — A judge has dismissed a charge against Grammy-nominated singer Wayna after she was arrested at a Houston airport for trying to bring a collapsible police baton through security.

Wayna was charged with possession of a prohibited weapon Wednesday. The third-degree felony was dropped Friday. Wayna, who attended the hearing with an attorne

Popular protest singer imprisoned
Popular protest singer imprisoned

On 16 April 2008 the Ethiopian reggae singer Teddy Afro was suddenly arrested and charged with causing the death of a young man in a hit-and-run traffic accident in November 2006. ‘Why Teddy Afro and why now?’ his fans ask.

Teddy Afro’s song ‘Jah Yasteseryal’ (which translates to ‘Redemption’ or ‘It heals’ in reference to the divine) became a popular anthem of anti-government protesters during the unres

Naomi Campbell free again after airport "spat"

Cranky supermodel Naomi Campbell, tossed from a British Airways jet after a tussle over her luggage and arrested after she allegedly spat at a police officer, was released from custody early yesterday, People reports.

Have we learned nothing? Getting between Campbell and her clothes is a risky proposition -- she pleaded guilty to assault after throwing a cell phone at a maid over missing jeans, and is the subject of another lawsuit from another maid in a separate though similar incident.

According to Campbell's rep, the model was on her way to Los Angeles for a memorial service when she was informed that one of her two checked bags was missing. British Airways, which has been under fi

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