Film Maker Wins Case, Appeal Pending

Tuesday 5th of April 2016 10:36:31 AM  |  Addis Zefen

“Fiker Sibeqele“, is the title of the book claimed to be copied in part and to be adopted into a film Sosit Meazen, produced in 2013. Tewodros Teshome, a renowned film director and writer is off the hook from a court litigation where he was sued for breaching copyright of author, Atenkut Mulugeta, who claimed 10 million Birr compensation, on March 31, 2016. “Fiker Sibeqele“, is the title of the book claimed to be copied in part and to be adopted into a film Sosit Meazen, produced in 201…


CNN African Voices: renowned Ethiopian artist Fikru Gebre-mariam

Wednesday 23rd of March 2016 07:34:53 PM  |  Addis Zefen

VIDEO: Painter Fikru Gebre-mariam changing the lives of sick children through art. From China, Paris to the U.S., this renowned Ethiopian artist keeps the roots of his culture deep within his art. መካፈል ደግ ነው! Did you like this? Share it: Tweet (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});…


Film on Ethiopian Nun Composer Emahoy Tsegué-Maryam Guèbrou

Friday 18th of March 2016 08:30:50 AM  |  Addis Zefen

At the age of 93 Emahoy continues to play music and has a sharp mind. The Emahoy Tsege Mariam Music Foundation is producing a biopic of the nun musician. Emahoy’s life spans three continents and nine decades, a study in Europe, the Italian occupation of Ethiopia during WWII, preparing to be a concert pianist and a call to monastic life. It is epic. Little is known about her journey both as a musician and as a spiritual figure. Although she had published vinyl records in the 70s it was her sol…


Africa’s emerging fashion stars – CNN

Wednesday 9th of March 2016 07:39:21 AM  |  Addis Zefen

(CNN)Their clothes are bold, inspired by Africa’s traditional colors and textures, and they are making an impact far beyond their home continent. A new generation of young African fashion bloggers and designers are interpreting heritage garments in a contemporary context, using the power of social media to spread their aesthetic. “Fashion from Africa is as diverse as fashion from any other continent and can not be pigeonholed any longer,” says Helen Jennings, editorial director of Nataal.c…


Meet Hijarbie, the popular doll wearing Muslim fashion

Sunday 14th of February 2016 08:14:05 PM  |  Addis Zefen

Adam created the account of mini hijab style as she had not seen the famous doll wearing “modest fashion” [Haneefah Adam/Al Jazeera] Instagram account by Nigerian postgraduate featuring doll styled with modest fashion gathers thousands of followers. An Instagram account featuring a doll wearing the Islamic veil in a number of fashionable ways has attracted tens of thousands of followers. Haneefah Adam, a 24-year-old Masters graduate from Nigeria, created the “Hijarbie” account nine week…


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

Monday 8th of February 2016 09:00:57 AM  |  Addis Zefen

African hairstyles photographed by J.D. Okhai Ojeikere (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 of conditioners and relaxers rose 11% since 2013. Similarly, in South Africa the amount of money spent on haircare increased 7% from 2013 to 2014, and in Kenya consumers spent more than $100 million on haircare…


Teddy Afro to collaborate with composer James Gordon Williams

Tuesday 2nd of February 2016 11:07:10 AM  |  Addis Zefen

Teddy visited the American composer James Gordon Williams at his studio in New York to discuss the possible deal of working on his upcoming album. 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 music industry to subdue millions of music fans at home and abroad, is currently i…


Bob Marley’s 71st birthday at Ambassador Park

Tuesday 2nd of February 2016 10:39:29 AM  |  Addis Zefen

Since his passing on the 11th of May 1981 in the United States, Bob Marley’s legend looms larger than ever 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 to the legacy of reggae’s ever shining star. Organized by Tenayistelegn Entertainment and Event’s Organizer, international and local famous reggae artist…


Sami-Dan debuts with reflective album

Monday 18th of January 2016 11:39:43 AM  |  Addis Zefen

His debut reggae album Kerase Gar Negeger has 13 tracks with few songs composed in different genres. Sami-Dan sings about his journey, experiences and views of life as well as topics of public concern. 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 Addis Beer Fest, is expected to be released fo…


The Weeknd Scores Oscar Nomination

Sunday 17th of January 2016 10:27:35 PM  |  Addis Zefen

Ethiopian artist 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 Original Song category. His fellow nominees include Lady Gaga and Diane Warren (“Til It Happens to You” from The Hunting Ground), Sam Smith and Jimmy Napes (“Writing’s On the Wall” from Spectre),…