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Official Single The Associated Press. People in cars honked their horns, others whistled, played loud music, and danced in public spaces to mark the occasion. Similar events were held in other cities in Ethiopia. Ethiopians around the world contributed to the festivities on social media. A woman reacts to the progress made on the Nile dam, during celebrations, in Addis Ababa, Sunday Aug. Ethiopia says the dam will provide electricity to millions of its nearly million citizens and help them out of poverty. The dam should also make Ethiopia a major power exporter. Downstream Egypt, which depends on the Nile River to supply its farmers and booming population of million people with fresh water, asserts that the dam poses an existential threat. Sudan, between the two countries, is also concerned about its access to the Nile waters.
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As influential figure, Teddy Afro dubbed as "the greatest artist all of time" and renowned for conveyance in political sentiment. Teddy Afro often compared to Tilahun Gessesse of their voices, musical styles and nationalistic sentiments. Despite involving with the entertainment industry, his parents encouraged him to pursue his music career. Teddy Afro made his debut in with the album Abugida , quickly establishing himself as a prominent voice in his native country. Mixing reggae, traditional Ethiopian styles, and pop music, his sophomore LP, 's Yastesereyal yielded a major hit in its controversial title track, which criticized corruption in the country's government.
Ethiopian singer Teddy Afro, who delivered opening remarks at a U. Embassy-sponsored workshop for students on the occasion of World Environment Day Photo by U. More popularly known as Teddy Afro, his latest album — his fifth — comprises 15 songs of tribute and love that touch on issues of solidarity, reconciliation and the hope of living collectively in a diverse country. The album also includes a song with lyrics in a coded language, which is being interpreted by some as a rebuke to his detractors. Ever since he caught the public's attention with his debut album in early , Teddy Afro has been a household name in Ethiopia. He is a melodic singer and prolific songwriter. His album attracted sales of up to 6 million Ethiopian Birr — a feat that no other Ethiopian singer has ever managed to accomplish — which is telling commentary on his popularity. Within a period of just 1 week, the single audio music of TedyAfro , Ethiopia has reached 1. Ground Breaking!