Ethiopia : Isayas Afework speaks about Tilahun Gessess

Emotions about Ethiopia in Eritrea are essentially the makings of politics and tend to be bitter taste as Ethiopia was portrayed as a colonial power over Eritrea, not to mention the three decades of war that ultimately led to the independence of Eritrea.

Yet, traces of Ethiopian identity trail in Independent Eritrea. Tilahun Gessese, born in Wolisso area of what is now Oromia region, a popular singer who passed ways in 2009 is one of the Ethiopian influence in Eritrea so much so that even President Isayas Afeworki noticed the influence and spoke about it.

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