In Ethiopia and for Ethiopians, the very concept of contemporary music is intertwined with the name Tilahun Gessesse. He was a singer like no other with tremendously charismatic appearance, holding his rightful place in Ethiopia as the country's one and only king of pop.
From love, family and friendship to liberty, unity and justice, there isn’t an aspect of life that Tilahun didn’t sing about. Music has a special place in the everyday lives of Ethiopians and no singer has been able to win the sentiments of the people the way Tilahun did over the years. The veteran singer was not just a renowned artist – he was also a national treasure of highest standards.