Stories of some of the great Ethiopians who have contributed to the country in their fields of expertise
Emperor Minilik II
Minilik was Emperor of Ethiopia from 1889 to 1913 after the reign of Emperor Yohannes IV. Emperor Tewodros before him is widely known to have made relentless attempts to unify and modernize Ethiopia. And it was Emperor Minilik who successfully brought about tangible changes that would have long-lasting effects in unifying and modernizing the country.
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.
Baalu Girma was a journalist and author who sacrificed his life for his ethics and integrity. He is widely known in Ethiopia for his brave and skillful criticism of prominent members of Ethiopia’s former socialist regime in his famous book known as Oromai.
The book which was circulated underground after the Mengistu Hailemariam regime put a ban on it, skillfully details the widespread corruption among top-government officials and generals of the army.
Laureate Tsegaye Gebre Medhin
Tsegaye Gebre Medhin was one of Africa's leading poets, playwrights and intellectuals who wrote an extensive list of original literature and translated some of Shakespeare's greatest works from English to Amharic. He is most known for his own distinctive style of poetry and some of his poem books have been used in high schools in Ethiopia as textbooks.
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