Teddy Afro’s latest track established a new Ethiopian record by receiving 1.4 million views on Youtube in one day. It is currently the 14th most popular song in the world. Teddy Afro, an Ethiopian superstar, makes an appeal for transparency. Teddy Afro, Ethiopia’s No. 1 superstar singer, has topped the Billboard international albums list with “Ethiopia,” which has sold approximately 600,000 copies in less than two weeks, a milestone no other Ethiopian musician has ever achieved!
Tewodros Kassahun, 40, is known for making political remarks in his music, which is an addictive combination of reggae and Ethiopian pop. He told The Associated Press that discussing political topics should not be considered a sin. “It’s important to foster open discourse,” he remarked. “Politics and political decisions have an inextricable impact on everyone.”
It’s not easy for an outspoken performer to make a living in Ethiopia. The government has been accused of being harsh with critics. During a visit earlier this month, United Nations human rights chief Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein voiced alarm over the state of emergency established in October following months of violent anti-government rallies seeking greater freedoms. Hundreds of people have been killed by security personnel, according to the opposition and human rights organizations, although the government claims they employed “proportionate” tactics. Ethiopia’s anti-terrorism legislation was also attacked by the human rights chief, who claimed that an “excessively wide” definition of terrorism may be used against journalists and opposition members.