Ethiopian pop start Tewodros Kassahun (aka Teddy Afro) and journalist Temesgen Desalegn has so much in common – both were thrown to the jail for speaking the truth. Journalist Temesgen Desalegn was recently released after three years of jail terms. Temesgen denies all the accusations by the government. Teddy Afro was also jailed for two years after allegedly accused of hit and run. However, many of his fans believe the accusation was politically motived because of his critical music lyrics. Teddy Afro has invited Temesgen, perhaps for his resilience and determination. Ethiopia’s government is often accused of torturing journalists and its citizens who are critical to its oppression. Teddy Afro was denied from conducting concerts and album release party in Ethiopia multiple times. Nevertheless, he never stopped from preaching love with the grand motto “love shall conquer”.
Narrative Source: Ethiotimes
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