Pan-Africanism for me means looking at the world through an African lens and unlearning ethnocentric thinking.
Having joined the Ethiopian music scene with his distinctive indie sound, Dawit Chernet has been the newest addition in the Ethiopian music industry performing at several shows and events.
Since he joined the Ethiopian cultural music art scene a little more than a decade ago, Haddis's journey and his influence in Ethiopian cultural music have been remarkable.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Up from just another social media platform to a household name in relation to photo archiving in Ethiopia, the story of Vintage Addis has been one of the most remarkable journeys we have seen in recent times.
I moved back to Ethiopia with one goal and that is to build a successful fashion label where we design, develop and manufacture 'Made in Africa' fashion and accessories.
We believe in flawless planning and execution. We have supported several artists and causes contributing for a positive change both within the business landscape and the society at large.