​Politics through entertainment

By GIRMA FEYISSA (Addis Fortune) Music is entertainment on the main. However, it is also a powerful medium through which different messages can be conveyed. In the Ethiopian tradition, we also have musical works (songs) with double-edged puns accompanied by Masinko, a traditional Ethiopian single-stringed bowed lute.  Masinko is skillfully operated by five fingers in…

“Fikir Eske Mekabir” hit book sale record following release of Teddy Afro’s album

Beside the huge acceptance & applause Teddy Afro’s ” Ethiopia ” album achieved, it could also trigger a renewed sale of the legendary novel “Fikir Eske Mekabir”, disclosed Fortune newspaper on its May 14, Sunday issue front page article entitled “Teddy Afro Online, Offline”,  The publisher of the book Mega Pkrinting Enterprise, supplied 10,000 copies…

Chosen from millions

Mesfin Habtemariam was the most lovable artist. He is known for his design of the five tailed blue star on the current Ethiopian flag. He is one of the artists who founded the nation’s famous Amharic weekly- Addis Admas. His friends cherish their memory of him by talking about his artistic, real, unmaterialistic and joyful…