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TILAHUN GESESSE’s song FOR Mama ETHIOPIA!

TILAHUN GESESSE’s song FOR Mama ETHIOPIA!

Telahun Gesesse  (September 29, 1940 – April 19, 2009) was an Ethiopian singer regarded as one of the most popular of his country’s “Golden Age” in the 1960s. During the 1960s, he became famous throughout the country, nicknamed “The Voice”. He raised money for aid during the famines of the 1970s and 1980s and earned the affection of the nation, being awarded a doctorate degree by the Addis Abeba University and also winning a lifetime achievement award from the Ethiopian Fine Art and Mass Media Prize Trust.In his later years he suffered from diabetes. He died on 19 April 2009 in Addis Adaba shortly after returning from America. Tilahun was honoured with a state funeral attended by tens of thousands of his fellow citizens.

TILAHUN GESESSE’s song FOR Mama ETHIOPIA!

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