Melaku Belay- Founder of Fendika Cultural Center and Professional Dancer

Melaku's inspirational rags-to-riches story (he went from homeless to owning one of the most popular spots in the city), his fervent, almost possessed-like dancing style, and his fusion of Ethiopian dances with a range of styles (from jazz to heavy metal to flamenco) have made Melaku one of the most famous contemporary artists.

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An Interview with Chelina

Our beloved Addis Ababa has never been short of artists giving all they have adding more colors of their own to the mix. One of such recent beautiful layers in the music scene is Chelina. Freedom in the moment and cherishing experiences were recurring themes in our interview with Chelina.

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Yasser Bagerish- Entrepreneur and Philanthropist

For any one close to the Ethiopian art and culture scene, Yasser Bagersh is not a name to miss. Since he started one of the most important entertainment magazines in Ethiopia, What’sOut Addis, around 20 years ago, Yasser has remained the leading figure in the entertainment business.

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Lemn Sissay- Poet and Public Personality

Success to me has always been the ability to look in the mirror and know that I’m OK. I am from a harsh childhood; I lost all of my family, spent my adult life searching for them, and I found them all over the world.

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