20 ago. 2013

Ethiopian Reggae Singer Eyob Mekonnen Dead

The reggae star died after suffering a stroke on Sunday. Eyob Mekonnen passed away in Kenya where he was receiving treatment.

"He has made such a mark on the Ethiopian music scene, bringing a unique and poetic voice with thoughtful lyrics and a beautiful reggae vibe." reads a post on Eyob Mekonnen’s Facebook.com fan page.

Eyob Mekonnen was born 1975 in the small town of Jijiga, in Eastern Ethiopia. Eyob set up a five-man group called Zion Band, which offered a "reggae beat with a distinctive Ethiopian cast", Yisakal Entertainment said.

His anthems "promote morality, love, peace and social consciousness", the promoter said.

Zion Band had found worldwide acclaim after Eyob released his debut album Kal in 2010.

Eyob Mekonnen’s burial is set for tomorrow in Ethiopia.

Source: ugandapicks.com