Thursday, August 29, 2013

Ethiopian reggae singer dies - Entertainment - JamaicaObserver.com

ETHIOPIAN reggae singer Eyob Mekonnen died on August 12 in Kenya at age 37.
A story on the British Broadcasting Corporation's (BBC) website said Mekonnen had suffered a stroke the previous week.
According to the BBC, fans of the ailing singer helped raise funds for his treatment in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa. He was airlifted to neighbouring Kenya but died one day after being admitted to hospital.
"He was one of a kind... humble and extremely loyal," said his close friend and manager Eyob Alemayehu.
MEKONNEN... died one day after being admitted to hospital
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"A man of his word, reliable, caring, a strong believer, very upfront, talented and much, much more," he added.
Eyob Mekonnen was born 1975 in the town of Jijiga, in eastern Ethiopia. He founded a five-man group called Zion Band, which recorded songs in the native Amharic tongue.
His anthems "promote morality, love, peace and social consciousness," said Alemayehu.
He later went solo and toured sections of Europe and North America.


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1 comment:

cxx. pk. said...

Hey, Ethiopian reggae singer Eyob Mekonnen has died. Born 1975 in the small town of in eastern Ethiopia, Eyob set up a five-man group called Zion Band, which offered a "reggae beat with a distinctive Ethiopian beats. His anthems "promote morality, love, peace and social consciousness", the promoter said. We extremely sad right now and I wish the best for his wife and family and offer my prayers in this tragic time. R.I.P. Brother. Eyob will be missed as he will forever be remembered. Ethiopia Music.Thank you!
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Prof. Muse Tegegne has lectured sociology Change &  Liberation  in Europe, Africa and Americas. He has obtained  Doctorat es Science from the University of Geneva.   A PhD in Developmental Studies & ND in Natural Therapies.  He wrote on the  problematic of  the Horn of  Africa extensively. He Speaks Amharic, Tigergna, Hebrew, English, French. He has a good comprehension of Arabic, Spanish and Italian.