Ethiopian rocker swaps prison cell for spotlight

Above: All proceeds from Teddy’s concert will go towards
helping Ethiopia’s street children and beggars.

DDIS ABABA — When Teddy Afro leaps onto the stage the crowd goes wild, clapping in the air and singing along with the man seen by many as the voice of Ethiopia’s conscience. Fresh from his prison cell, the singer known as Ethiopia’s Michael Jackson delighted tens of thousands of fans with his benefit concert for street children on Sunday. “He was in jail for more than a year because of his songs. He wants democracy and freedom for us the Ethiopian people. We love him,” shouted Alorachew, a student attending the show at the capital’s sports stadium. Read more.

6 Responses to “Ethiopian rocker swaps prison cell for spotlight”

  1. 1 begudu Oct 12th, 2009 at 1:57 pm

    I remember commenting about Teddy Afro’s Jail term in Tadias a while back. I said if he was found guilty, he should deal with the time, Now he is out, I like to congratulate him for using his talent to create awareness for the poor and voiceless in Addis.


  2. 2 melkamsew Oct 12th, 2009 at 11:57 pm

    Teddy Afro should have stayed in prison for additional years in prison.

  3. 3 bini Oct 13th, 2009 at 11:56 pm

    Why? melkamsew

  4. 4 Truae Oct 14th, 2009 at 9:04 am

    Why Evilsew?

  5. 5 Tsehai Oct 19th, 2009 at 11:49 pm

    Congratulations!Teddy I am happy for you.

  6. 6 kifusew Oct 21st, 2009 at 9:01 am

    yemelkam sewoch neger yegermal tedd’ye enkwan tefetahilen

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