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Ethiopians in Toronto celebrated Teddy Afro yesterday. The event, which was organised in the evening, drew a sizable crowd.
His new album has got stellar acceptance.
Society of Ethiopians Established in the Diaspora (SEED) awarded Teddy Afro and Mahmud Ahmed, another legendary Ethiopian singer, at the end of May this year.
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While all the awards for Teddy are well deserved, there are concerns among Ethiopians that politicised Teddymania could make the iconic star vulnerable to the regime in power.
On a different note, there are also critical voices who tend to see the practice of westernised form of celebration, including the use of English language as a medium of communication in Ethiopian community events, as an uninformed and unconscious practice that threaten Ethiopian values. What’s your take on this matter? Share it below.
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