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Teddy Afro: at the top of his game

Tewodros Kassahun (Teddy Afro), Ethiopia’s best selling artist, controversial, often times poetic at all times talented released his long awaited album – Ethiopia – this week.

The CEO speaks

For the past 18 years, Arega Yirdaw (PhD) has been the Chief Executive Officer of Midroc Technology Group and notably, Midroc Gold, a division of Midroc Technology Group.

A versatile artist

Versatility in the visual arts makes one of the experimental artists, Elizabeth Habtewold, a gifted and talented one.

Topping the charts

The last quarter of 2016 has been a rather successful year for Abel Tesfaye. Abel – the 26-year-old better known as The Weeknd –topped of the charts.

To triumph against all odds

Lemn Sissay is an Ethiopian-British author and broadcaster. He is associate artist at Southbank Centre, patron of The Letterbox Club and The Reader Organization, ambassador for The Children’s Reading Fund, trustee of Forward Arts Foundation and inaugural trustee of World Book Night and an honorary doctor of Letters.

The odyssey of a keyboard virtuoso

Many recognize him as the founding member and chairperson of the board of the Ethiopian Musicians’ Association and as a relentless fighter for the respect of copyright laws.

Wheeling smallholder farms with locally-made vehicles

John Lumkes (PhD), faculty advisor in the College of Engineering at Purdue University in the US, has met up and partnered with Abrham Endrias, a 2016 Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) fellow who travelled to Washington and came back honing his business skills.