Zeritu Kebede

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Life and ministry

Zeritu Kebede was born in Addis Ababa […] 1984. [..] Zeritu attended Lazarist Catholic elementary school. Kebede became interested in music since she was a young. She went on stage for the first time while she was a fifth grader, singing a Michael Jackson’s, “Will You Be There” Later, she started writing songs and short plays with her friends and performing them. That is the time she decided that it is what she wanted to do for the rest of her life. […] After high school, Kebede decided to start singing professionally. Through her connection with Henok Mehari, a singer and keyboard player, she went on to join Sweet Band. But after only one gig at the Famous Lion’s club the band was replaced. Kebede then auditioned to join the renowned Express Band, and was hired.[…] After eighteen months in the studio, in September 2005, Kebede’s self-titled album Zeritu was released. […] Kebede has a strong commitment to social activism and was named a Climate Icon by the British Council.[…] Kebede has also been a spokesperson for social campaigns raising awareness about HIV/AIDS and, with UNICEF, promoting breastfeeding.[…] Kebede is spiritual but not religious; whereas her faith held as controversial. […] She believes in “just following Jesus Christ and striving to live according to the Word of God”.

From Wikipedia.org [created in 2015]


(1) _ _ _ (Zeritu; ‘_ _ _’). CD released by _ _ _, Addis Ababa, 2005.

(2) Artificial. _ _, 2014.

(3) _ _ _ (Eza Alkerehum; ‘_ _ _’). _ _ _2017.

(4) Love Love Love. _ _ _ 2018

(5) Azmari Negn. _ _ _ 2018.

Social networking

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Documentary and Interviews

ዘሪቱ ከበደ Zeritu Kebede |Musicology


Sunday with EBS : Interview with Zeritu Kebede


Seifu on EBS : ቆይታ ከድምፃዊት ዘሪቱ ከበደ ጋር ክፍል 1 | part 1
Seifu on EBS : ቆይታ ከድምፃዊት ዘሪቱ ከበደ ጋር ክፍል 2 | part 2
Seifu on EBS : ቆይታ ከድምፃዊት ዘሪቱ ከበደ ጋር ክፍል 3 | part 3


ሸጋ ወሬ (መድረክ) ከዘሪቱ ከበደ ጋር - ክፍል 1 ||Shega talks with Zeritu Kebede - Part 1
ሸጋ ወሬ (መድረክ) ከዘሪቱ ከበደ ጋር - ክፍል 2 ||Shega talks with Zeritu Kebede - Part 2