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Teddy Afro becomes the first Ethiopian singer to top billboard list

Popular Ethiopian singer Tewodros Kassahun, Teddy Afro, has become the first Ethiopian singer that gets #1 rank on Billboard’s World Albums category today, 9th May 2017, with his newly released album, Ethiopia.

teddy-afro-album-ethiopiaThis album entitled Ethiopia, which  was officially released to the public on 2nd May 2017, was sold for about 15 million Ethiopian Birr (more than 650,000 USD), which broke the record of Ethiopian music market.

 

 

 

 

 

teddy-afro-top-billboardBorn 14 July 1976, Teddy Afro is currently the most popular artist in Ethiopia. This newly released album, Ethiopia, is Teddy Afro’s fourth album, following Abugida, Yasteseriyal and Tikur Sew. Tewodros Kassahun was jailed for two years by the Ethiopian government in connection with an alleged hit-and-run incident even though the artist hasn’t admitted the allegation and there is much controversy on the issue.

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