Gospel singers using Amharic

The list below comprises both solo singers and songwriters who used Amharic as their main language.

A

Abenezer Legesse

Addisu Worku (Dr)

Agegnehu Yideg (Pastor)

Alemu Chekole (+)

Asfaw Melese (Pastor) [1 album in Hadiyyisa]

Atalay Alem (Prof Dr)

Awtaru Kebede

B

Badima Yalew (Qes)

Bereket Tesfaye

D

Dagmawi ‘Dagi’ Tilahun

Daniel Amdemichael (Pastor)

Dawit Getachew, * 1986

Dawit Shimeles

Denberu Bayleyegn

E

Endalkachew Hawaz

Endrias Hawaz

Ephrem Alemu

Eyob Ali

Ezra Redda

G

Gebru Sertse

Girma Belete (?)

Girma Tibebu

Girum Tadesse

Gizachew Worku

Gugsa Biru (Rev)

H

Habte-Ab Wolde Mariam

K

Kassahun Lemma (Pastor)

Kefa Mideksa (Pastor)

L

Lealem Tilahun (Dr)

M

Meseret Sebhat Le-Ab (Aläqa), 1926- 1998

Mesfin Gutu

Mesfin Mamo (Pastor)

Mulatu Zeleke (Rev)

Mulugeta Sebsebe (Rev)

P

Peter Mario

R

Reta Paulos

S

Samuel Tegegn

Samuel Tesfamichael

Sileshi Wolde Mikael (Memre)

Solomon Yirga, † 2022

SH

Shewaye Damte (Pastor)

T

Tamrat Wolba

Taye Gebremariam (Aleqa), 1898–1924
[i.a., ethnomusicologist and poet]

Tekeste Getnet (Pastor)

Tesfaye Challa

Tesfaye Habteyimer

Tesfaye Yohannes

Tewodros ‘Teddy’ Tadesse

W

Workneh Alaro (Pastor) [also Wolaytta songs]

Y

Yared Maru (Pastor)

Yidnekachew Teka

Yigezu Desta (Dr)

Yishak Sedik

Yohannes Belay

Yohannes Girma (Apostle) [ECFE?]

Yoseph Ayelew

Yoseph Bekele

Yosef Kassa


INVITATION

One major source for the selection of Amharic singers was an article posted on musicinafrica.com in 2016, “Gospel and religious music in Ethiopia”.

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