February 14th marks a global celebration of Valentine’s Day, a time to show your love and appreciation to your loved ones. The origins of Valentine’s Day remain ambiguous, but many sources believe the story of St Valentine, a Roman priest who was martyred on or around February 14 in the year 270 GE.
When it comes to taking African music to the world stage, Reggae music is often chosen as the vehicle. With Jamaica being the foundation of reggae music and Emperor Haile Selassie I of Ethiopia seen as the hope of its spirituality, reggae is a revolutionary musical genre which continues to captivate the international industry.
African music giants such as Alpha Blondy of Ivory Coast who is a worldwide renowned reggae musician and activist have always dreamed of fulfilling this hope with a performance in Ethiopia.
Ethiopian former supermodel successfully runs an African prominent runway for a charity cause
cclaimed Ethiopian Supermodel, Anna Getaneh, was born in Sweden to Ethiopian diplomatic parents and had built her career modelling for several renowned fashion designers during the 1990’s. Within the last two decades, Anna Getaneh has grown form a mere supermodel whose appearances graced world class runways from Paris to Milan and who modelled for giant names like Yves Saint Laurent, to a Creative Director of her own fashion label and manager of her own initiative, African Mosaique, which she founded in South Africa in 2005 as a nonprofits initiative to raise funds to build a school in Aleltu, 55 km north of Addis Ababa, for destitute Ethiopian children.