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Ethiopia’s 'Selam Festival Addis' Through The Lens Of Aida Muluneh

Aida Muluneh photographs Ethiopian legend Mahmoud Ahmed, Gaël Faye and more live at Selam Festival Addis 2015.

Ethiopia’s fifth-ever Selam Festival Addis went down over the weekend at Ghion Hotel Unity Park despite a cancellation from headliner Yasiin Bey and the threat of heavy rain. Award-winning Addis Ababa-based photographer Aida Muluneh was on the ground to capture the festival for Okayafrica, from Ethiopian legend Mahmoud Ahmed’s powerful Saturday night performance to Burundi-born, French-Rwandan rapper Gaël Faye and Rwandan-born DJ Eric Soul‘s Sunday set just before heavy rainfall forced the festival to head indoors.


For more on Selam Festival Addis, read Gabriel Teodros’ interview with festival organizer Aron Senay.

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AKA Announces Social Media Break After Fiancée Nelli Tembe's Passing

South African rapper AKA has shared that he will be going on a social media hiatus as he mourns the tragic death of his fiancée Nelli Tembe.

South African super rapper AKA has reached out to the public for the first time since the tragic death of his fiancée Nelli Tembe two weeks ago. Supamega released a public statement stating that he had relinquished his social media accounts to his management team to allow himself time to mourn. The statement comes a week after Anele Tembe, affectionately known as Nelli, was laid to rest.

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