World music singer better known as Teddy Afro whose fifth album, Ethiopia, broke records sales and reached the Billboard World Albums chart in May 2017.
He released his first album Abugida in 2001.
His third album, Yasteseryal, covered political tensions surrounding the Ethiopian general election of that year.
He married Amleset Muchie in 2012; they have two kids. His mother, Tilaye Arage, was a professional dancer, while his father, Kassahun Germamo, was an Ethiopian songwriter.
He appeared at the 60th anniversary concert for Bob Marley and shared the stage with several other Marleys.