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Teddy Afro’s New Oromo-Reggae Fusion Music: “Anna Nyaatu Lene Yaregew”

Posted: Caamsaa/May 2, 2017 · Finfinne Tribune | Gadaa.com | Comments (14)

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!

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Opdo sirna juneedi Meles miicantus hin qulqullofne,Amma illee Tigray tplf aangoo irra tursiusuuf fakkaatee basaasatuu jawar.

Ysa Oromoo waan Juwar M.jedhu kana dhaggeefadhaa kijibduu kana.

Shiraa kessaa jiraa

Jawaar qabsoo Oromoo akka Leencoo lataa 1991 oromootti tabatee jawaaris Oromootti tabachuu heedaa

Jiraadhuu, dhugaani nihadhoofitu qorissa wani tateefi, haa hadhufituu fudhaatani itiin fayuuni baribachisadhaa. Kanaafi yaa ilimaani Oromo qabisoo dhigaani asinii batee tanaa dubaatii hindebisinaa!!

Diinni hiriira "Down Down Wayyaanee" qindeessu argame jechuudha.

jawar komachuu dura of komadhuuu

eenyutu isa dura ta'a qeerro godhe kan isa muude? kanaaf yaalin ajjecha Yaazo iratti goosise laata? qeerro is bigger than omn, where you dislodged everybody and became the sole leader Jawar MohammedDammaqaa Nagaasaa

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Qeerroo Bilisummaa Oromoo, ABO's youth league, claims it's been organizing the massive peaceful rallies across Oromia in October 2017. From October 11 to 17, 2017, the group shared daily video clips of the rallies on its Facebook page. These clips had been compiled together for documentation purposes and can be watched here:- https://vimeo.com/238707297

The rallies have been peaceful (nonviolent); most of the rally-goers have been seen carrying the Oromo Liberation Front’s (OLF’s) flag of “red-green-red,” which, through time, has become a symbol of the Oromo nationalism in the resistance struggle against the Tigrean People’s Liberation Front (TPLF aka Woyane), the party of ethnic Tigreans who have dominated the Ethiopian federal government since its formation in 1991. In their chants, the rally-goers have expressed their support for the OLF and denounced the TPLF/Woyane; in some instances, they have also expressed their support for the current administration, led by Mr. Lemma Megersa, of the Oromia National Regional State; Mr. Lemma Megersa’s administration uses pro-Oromummaa and pro-Ethiopianist nationalist rhetoric to garner support from all sectors of Oromian citizens, and beyond. In some of the clips, the participants have also called on the TPLF government to release all political prisoners, including Dr. Merera Gudina and Mr. Bekele Gerba, leaders of the Oromo Federalist Congress (OFC).

Known as “Qeerroo” for short, ABO’s youth wing, the National Youth Movement for Freedom and Democracy (NYMFD), announced its formation in April 2011. Among its demands are: (1) the end of military rule of TPLF in Oromia and other oppressed regions, such as Ogadenia and Sidama-land; (2) the unconditional and immediate release of all political prisoners; (3) the confiscation of all TPLF-owned conglomerates; (4) the immediate termination of the land-grabbing policy; (5) the removal of the TPLF-dominated government and its replacement by a Transitional Government of national liberation movements, and opposition and civic groups. Qeerroo calls the current movement “Fincila Xumura Gabrummaa (FXG),” meaning: Revolt to End National Slavery [of the Oromo Nation]. The youth group has regular radio transmissions in Afaan Oromoo and Amharic to Oromia/Ethiopia.

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Oromoo Wayyaanaan OPIDIYO Harawa tolchaani karaa dhoksaatin maqaa qeerrootin Hirara waamani Alaabaa oromoo Harka kaayanii qabsoo karaa qabattee gufachiisuf deemani Oromoo Akka godinni Baalee itt damaqeett jaarasoolin yeeroo ammaa hirara hinbaanu jedhani qeerroon walii galani yeero amma waan biraa hojjachuu qabna jedhani murteefatanitt bakka maraayyu akkas godhu qabna

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  1. Dee Abdella Reply

    May 2, 2017 at 5:15 pm

    Afaan Oromo should be first working language in Ethiopia. not second.

    • Kebede kumessa Reply

      May 3, 2017 at 4:13 am

      It doesn’t matter

  2. Dere Reply

    May 2, 2017 at 7:43 pm

    Great musuc

  3. Sinabi Reply

    May 2, 2017 at 8:44 pm

    “Second working language” jechuun mal jechuu dha?

  4. Sorsa Reply

    May 2, 2017 at 10:00 pm

    Given his divisive and abusive past, I will never listen to or promote Teddy Afro’s music, unlike this editor, regardless of which language he uses to sell his product!
    As for Afaan Oromo being “second” federal language, only Oromos will decide what language they speak in their country once Finfinne is freed from TPLF occupation.

  5. Abba b Reply

    May 2, 2017 at 10:37 pm

    Why is it news if he puts a few words of Oromo Language in his song? Do You think Amharas will listen to our music if an Oromo artist sing few words Amhara language in an Oromo album? Of course not. They hate us they hate our language our songs. Get it to your head. Amhara lovers are our biggest problems in our quest to freedom. True Oromos don’t love neftenya!!!!

  6. Abba abbas Reply

    May 2, 2017 at 10:39 pm

    Why is it news if he puts a few words of Oromo Language in his song? Do You think Amharas will listen to our music if an Oromo artist sing few words Amhara language in an Oromo album? Of course not. They hate us they hate our language our songs. Get it to your head. Amhara lovers are our biggest problems in our quest to freedom. True Oromos don’t love neftenya!!!!

  7. z Reply

    May 3, 2017 at 4:36 am

    @Abba abbas. True oromos don’t hate Amaras but dedeb oromos just like u do.

  8. Abdulhafiz omar Reply

    May 3, 2017 at 7:09 am

    Let talk about the music what the song about i want to know because the topics look stronge.

  9. King cobra Reply

    May 3, 2017 at 11:42 am

    What a laughable story…. This so called Teddy is divisive individual, many times over he championed action of division then unity. Ohhhh wait now he put two word of Oromo in his music 🎶 we suppose to clap 👏 for him….ohhhh please,,, only fool’s can do that… he is Oromo hater, tigera lover, for God sake people he is married to tigeera women… how on earth he fight against TPLF… Idiots….

  10. ኪዳነማርያም ወልደየሱስ አባሼ Reply

    May 3, 2017 at 4:48 pm

    እንዲህ ዓይነት መናቆር መደንቆር ነው። ዘር እየቆጠሩ ከመባከን ሁላችንም ያለፈው አልፎአል ብለን በሚበጀን መንገድ ኢትዮጵያችንን እያሳደግን ብናድግ ይሻለናል። የኢትዮጵያ ሕዝብ አንድነት ከንሕብረ ቀለማችን ለዘለዓለም ይኑር!!!

  11. Waralata Reply

    May 3, 2017 at 9:50 pm

    If Aran Oromo becomes second national language it is plus.Languages are not about hate and love.They go beyond that.They are means of communications.It is determined at market place.If some one want to buy a product that an Oromo person carrys to know the price there must be understanding between the two.It brings also trust between the Amharas and the Oromos that will create system of government that will be just for all.

  12. TG Reply

    May 16, 2017 at 8:39 am

    I think this music has something related with Irrecha massacre!

  13. Odaa G. Reply

    May 25, 2017 at 4:03 am

    This song is a love story that claims disappearances that is happening on daily basis.
    However, given the recent tragedy in BISHOFTU – IRRECHA, many other places and the pain of learning disappearances of loved ones is well reflected in his song.

    With all due respect it is a genius work to pay tribute to all killed extrajudicially in Ethiopia.

    The IRRECHA massacre being the recent one and watched by the world as it was happening. A very sad day, not only for OROMOS but for peace loving people of the region and the world.



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