Ethiopian singer who released the 2001 album Abugida and 2005's Yasteseryal. In 2017, his fifth studio album Ethiopia reached the top of the Billboard World Albums Chart.
He expressed interest in art at an early age and wrote a book of poetry as a gift to his mother.
He was the subject of national interest after some claimed that his arrest for vehicular manslaughter charge in 2008 was politically motivated.
He married Amleset Muchie in 2012. They welcomed a daughter in 2014.
His 2012 song "Tikur Sew" praises Ethiopian Emperor Menelik II as a hero to all African people.