Ghedion Behonegne, stage name Armaghedion, is a DJs pushing and exploring the Afro-Electronic movement in Addis.
When considering naming a business venture, a lot of people would normally stay away from the word “Shifta”- a term used all over East Africa to signify bandits or outlaws.
Gast Entertainment Mall
Gast Mall recently opened around CMC and it’s the first of its kind in Addis in many ways but especially because it’s the first mall fully dedicated to entertainment.
Eventually, their vision outgrew party throwing and evolved into the cultural experience now known as Ghana’s Afrochella Festival.
For most people unfamiliar with Design Week Addis Ababa, it might sound like an event with a fancy exclusive air to it that is accessible and open only to a select few.
Beauty and Spa
Name: Oasis Salon and Spa
Owned by a Canadian-Ethiopian beauty expert who used to run a similar business in Canada, Oasis blends excellent massage, manicure/pedicure and haircut services, with a thrilling service quality and customer service. It is also one of the very few places you can use a credit card. I was impressed they made it work.
Tel: +215(0) 92 378 5643
Location: The first floor of the former Oh Canada bar
On Google maps? Yes
Name: Blue Space
BlueSpace offers a premier workspace experience, whether you need a pass for a day, a dedicated desk for your business, or an office suite for your entire company. They provide furnished and fully serviced workspaces with flexible options along with meeting rooms and event spaces, and lifestyle amenities. The workspace includes an onsite café and fruit-infused water, super-fast internet, free specialty coffee. Furnished workspaces, private phone booths, meeting rooms, courier, video conferencing, airport pickup, printer-copier, and legal and translation services. For a greater convenience of their customers, they offer services like daily jebena coffee, mini-gym and shower, massage-at-desk, food delivery, get-a-RIDE, happy hour, yoga, and more.
Tel: +251 (0) 91 187 3830
Location: Bole Grace Plaza, 4th floor
On Google maps ? Yes
Food & Entertainment
Name: Greek Club
The Greek Club is a fantastic place to try authentic Greek salad. They serve a yummy Nile Perch Grill and Souvlaki with a great variety of pizza. While the interior is a bit old, it is well-maintained. The yard itself offers a relaxed vibe with a wide parking space and a backyard garden with an airy pleasant atmosphere. The Greek Club terrace is where the monthly electronic music themed party, Zoya, takes place with a great selection of artists and fresh tunes.
Tel: + 251 (0) 11 553 0485
Location: On the way from Bambis to Dembel, right next to the Greek School
On Google maps? Yes
Name: Abyssinia Ballooning
If you are aiming for an unforgettable entertainment experience with your loved one, friends or colleagues, you should try a flight above Addis’s skies, with Abyssinia Hot Air Ballooning. The hot air balloon experience has a certain extend of positive tension and excitement, with the power to take you on an incredible emotional journey. The approximately 1-hour balloon experience includes full breakfast after the flight, a professional and enthusiastic guidance, traditional champagne ceremony after the flight, full passenger insurance, qualified and licensed pilots, Refreshment during the balloon flight.