Teddy Afro ( Amharic : ቴዲ አፍሮ? ; real name: Tewodros Kassahun , Amharic : ቴዎድሮስ ካሳሁን? , born 14 July 1976) is an Ethiopian singer.

General

Teddy Afro lives in Legetafo, a suburb of Addis Ababa . His first album Abugida was released in 2001. His third album, Yasteseryal was released in 2005. This album was one of the most influential and controversial. Tedy Afro's brilliant lyrics and the release of this album coincided with the elevated political tension in Ethiopia surrounding the Ethiopian general election, 2005 . The government banned four of his songs including "Yasteseryal" from playing on Ethiopian media outlets. [16] Nonetheless, the album sold more than a million copies within a few months after its release, [17]

His fourth album, Tikur Sew , was released in 2012.

Teddy Afro's fifth album, Ethiopia , reached the top of the Billboard World Albums chart in May 2017, at which time more than 600,000 units had been sold. [19] [20]

Personal Life

Kassahun lives in Legetafo, Addis Ababa. He is married to the well known Ethiopian actress, model and producer Amleset Muchie . [21]

Despite much controversy surrounding the issue, Tewodros Kassahun was jailed for two years in connection with an alleged hit-and-run incident. [22]

Released works

Albums

Album Information
Abugida
  • Released: 2001
  • Record Label: Nahom Records
  • Singles: "Lidjennet Alat", "Leman Lemash", "Mona Lisa", "Abugida", "Laylalawkim", "Ayne Hul gize", "Haile Haile", "Baygermish", "Birabiro", "Haile Selassie", "Hewan Endewaza"
Tarik Tesera
  • Released: 2004
  • Record Label: Evangadi Production
  • Singles: "Tarik Tesera" (Anbessa)
Yasteseryal
  • Released: 2005
  • Record Label: Nahom Records
  • Executive Producer: Elias Fikru
  • Singles: "Yasteseryal", "Bel Stegne", "Lambadina", "Promise","alamin"
Yasteseryal Edition 2
  • Released: 2005
  • Record Label: Nahom Records
  • Executive Producer: Elias Fikru
  • Singles: "Yasteseryal", "Bel Stegne", "Lambadina", "Promise", "Alamin", "Seleme", "Kier Yhon", "Shemendafer", "Balderesu", "Semie lelieleh afe", "Lemn Yhon", "Tizita", "Hab Dahlak", "Itegie", "Ngeregne Kalsha"
Best Collection - Nahom Volume 14
  • Released: 2006
  • Record Label: Nahom Records
  • Singles: "Menta Wedije", "Yregal", "Lamie Bora", "Sdet"
' Gizzie Lekulu'
  • Released: 2007
  • Singles: "Abebayehosh"
Tikur Sew
  • Released: 2012
  • Record Label: AdikaRecords
  • Singles: "Tikur Sew"
Ethiopia
  • Released: 2017
  • Singles: "Ethiopia (ኢትዮጵያ)", "sembere (ሠምበሬ)", "mar eske tuaf (ማር እስከ ጧፍ", "Anna Nyaatu (አና ኛቱ)", "mematsene (መማፀኔ)", "tamolshal(ታሞልሻል)", "yamral (ያምራል)", "atse tewodros (አፄ ቴዎድሮስ)", "emma zend yider (እማ ዘንድ ይደር)", "marakiye (ማራኪዬ)", "amen", (አሜን) "adey (አደይ)", "nat baro (ናት ባሮ)", "olan yzo(ኦላን ይዞ)"

DVDs

DVD Information
Tarik Tesera By Tewodros Kassahun
  • Released: 2004
  • Record Label: Nahom Records
  • Executive Producer: Elias Fikru
  • Singles: "Tarik Tesera" (Anbessa)
Yasteseryal - DVD
  • Released: 2005
  • Record Label: Nahom Records
  • Executive Producer: Elias Fikru
  • Singles: "Yasteseryal", "Promise", "Anbessa", "Seleme"