Editor’s Note: Almost all known Ethiopian Amharic singers include some version of Afan-Oromo music in their music-album to increase the number of audience for their music. Take Tilahun Gessesse, Bizunesh Bekele, Kuku Sebsebe, Hamelmal Abate and others, including Teddy Afro. Music is more closer to the society to speak about what the society wants. We do hope that, one of these days, that the Ethiopian government’s federal language policy also changes to include Afan Oromo as a second working language in the country. If a recording artist makes the effort to include Afan-Oromo in their album to increase the number of audience, it’s not clear why the federal government refuses to accept Afan Oromo as an important language in Ethiopia – deserving the status of a federal working language.
We’re FOR recognizing Afan-Oromo as the second federal working language in Ethiopia; are you? Love wins!