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Teddy Afro the film actor?

Teddy Afro is looking for ways to diversify his life, and I’m not talking about charity (Though he has also started promoting worthy causes) or opening a new club. 

After conquering the Ethiopian music industry, the young music sensation says that he is now considering breaking through to the other side: film.

In an interview he gave to ‘Tebeta‘, a monthly Amharic magazine, the accompished singer and songwriter declared his taste for films and said he wished to act in the local Amharic movies.

Saying that  Gudifecha and Hermela are his favorites Amharic movies, Teddy revealed that he wanted to find a new challenge in the fledging Amharic film industry.

Teddy who exceeded expectations in a concert two weeks ago here in Addis discussed his life, his craft, his passion and his fear in the magazine’s special issue devoted exclusively to him.

The singer expressed his admiration for the stage actor and film actor, Fekadu Tekle Mariam and the late stage actor Wegayehu Negatu.

Teddy AfroThe life of Teddy has long been a fascinating and profitable tale to tell but ‘Tebeta‘ took it to the extreme this morning coming with special 38-pages issue carrying interviews with a multitude of people, including the singer’s mother, his longtime friends and allies, a veteran singer Tilahun Gessesee, athlet Haile Gebresellasie and female singer Kuku Sebsebe all speaking about their relationship with the singer and their impression of  him.

Teddy didn’t say if he wants to play good or bad guy if he really goes into acting.

Talking about his other passion, which is reading novels,Teddy said he has an unboundless admiration for Haddis Alemayeu and ‘Fikir Eskemekaber’ is his all time favorite. He recalled to having reading it more than nine times.

Teddy also singled out Tsegaye Gebre Medhen and Sebhat Gebre Egzabher for praise.          

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  1. alem
    November 28, 2007 at 12:38 am | #1

    I hope Teddy will remember that he needs to learn acting before he starts doing Ethiopian films. I most certainly hope he is not planning on cashing on his fame but that’s a real intrest.

  2. Tiru
    November 29, 2007 at 3:32 pm | #2

    May be he should better stick to singing.

  3. Fasil
    December 1, 2007 at 3:04 pm | #3

    I think Teddy will make a good actor, whether he plys a good or a bad guy.He has already manifisted a zest in his latest DVD concert where he gave a wonderful acting performance to accomapny his music.Berta Tedi!

  4. Selam
    December 4, 2007 at 3:20 pm | #4

    Hope he finds a nice script and good director.

  5. Selam
    December 5, 2007 at 12:48 pm | #5

    Teddy can do any thing …no doubt … he is blessed already!

  6. marwa
    December 15, 2007 at 7:17 pm | #6

    HI hI taddy i am from ethiopia but know i am in sweden i wait for your new music
    i am one of them like your music
    and allso i have boy friend his name is tilahun he like you so much thank sweet huggs on you taddy

  7. tilahun and marwa
    February 17, 2008 at 5:18 pm | #7

    hi taddy i thing if you marry and sing allso it is ok
    if you have baby from naw it is ok
    thank we love you so much

  8. March 9, 2008 at 11:07 am | #8

    Teddy i am from London come and visit us.

  9. ምግባረ እዮብ
    March 21, 2008 at 2:00 pm | #9

    ቴዲዩ የልጅ ቅመም እንወድሃለን እናደንቅሀለን

  10. May 13, 2008 at 8:39 am | #10

    Tedeyyooooooo WE LOve U so MUCH MUCH MUCH

  11. May 13, 2008 at 6:29 pm | #11

    whats you know in future cause in the ethiopia

  12. May 17, 2008 at 12:31 pm | #12

    Why he …

  13. nigist abebe/woldia/
    May 17, 2008 at 12:36 pm | #13

    it is in danger…

  14. shimels eshetu(ramjane)
    June 26, 2008 at 2:44 pm | #14

    i love you teddy afro
    (( think that every thing is happend for good ))

  15. Gela /Nazareth/
    July 21, 2008 at 11:58 am | #15

    Teddich, be strong the almighty GOD is with u. ….. luv u……

  16. Bill/JImma Asella/
    July 21, 2008 at 12:05 pm | #16

    Hi Tedddy Once a day any one knows the you you must strong always God with You With Loveeee

  17. kidist
    July 22, 2008 at 10:21 am | #17

    hi teddy we always with you

  18. wondemw
    July 26, 2008 at 6:25 am | #18

    hi teddy do not worry man all the ethiopian people with u i hope by the power of God you will be free

  19. August 5, 2008 at 5:27 pm | #19

    Dear Sir/Madam,

    I am living in Norway and I need Tewodros Kassahun or Teddy Afro * Tebta Megazine* All Amharic Interviw. Can you attach and send in my own e-mail address? Thank you we need to read the whole story about his family it’s really interesting.

    Thank you and we will wait your fast response
    Bye
    Sami and his friends
    from Norway

  20. August 5, 2008 at 5:28 pm | #20

    Hello

  21. hiwot
    August 12, 2008 at 7:31 am | #21

    hi teddisha I like you I hope good actres

  22. mimo
    August 28, 2008 at 6:13 am | #22

    teddy u are a hero and i need u to remember Mandela’s history.

  23. shimels eshete(ggambella0
    September 15, 2008 at 6:33 am | #23

    teddy i really love u
    May God keep u from any bad things!!
    i hope you will be free after some days ok!!!

  24. Wubalem
    September 18, 2008 at 2:05 pm | #24

    teddy i love u
    May God keep u from any bad things!!
    i hope you will be free after some days ok!!!

  25. Rahel & Wubalem from Bedessa
    September 18, 2008 at 2:10 pm | #25

    Hiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii Teddiye this is not the end of the world no matter Don’t worry

  26. Dawit
    September 20, 2008 at 11:51 am | #26

    HI ted

    Ted this is not the end of the world no matter Don’t worry

  27. Dawit & Freinds
    September 20, 2008 at 12:17 pm | #27

    Hi Tedi

    Don worry Ted not the end of the world no matter
    I Hope you will be free after some days you are a heros
    ቴዲ የልጅ ቅመም ነህና እንወድሃለን እናደንቅሀለን

  28. hiwi
    October 14, 2008 at 8:59 am | #28

    hi teddy we always pry for you don’t worry
    GOD BE WITH YOU

  29. hayelegebreal
    October 17, 2008 at 9:54 am | #29

    hi teddy we love u`r music and also we wish u`r freedom

  30. October 30, 2008 at 6:33 pm | #30

    hi teddy you will be free after some days

  31. natay
    October 31, 2008 at 6:52 am | #31

    tedy god is with you,god knows you so do wory.feel free

  32. Hanna
    November 1, 2008 at 12:26 am | #32

    hello! teddy you are in good and bud experiance, all i can say is make shure you hopping good. ofcours why not if you put mind to it nothing is imposible i know you can do it i have seen it from my experiance, with acting plan may God be with you!!!!

  33. November 7, 2008 at 7:32 am | #33

    Hi, Teddy you don’t worry you will be free after few days

  34. November 7, 2008 at 7:33 am | #34

    Hi, Teddy you don’t worry you will be free after few days.

  35. November 7, 2008 at 12:11 pm | #35

    Hi,Teddy do not worry Ethiopian people are with you.

  36. November 7, 2008 at 12:19 pm | #36

    Teddy bamatasari ye Ethiopia hizb bemulu betam aznoal gin hulum neger le bago new ina minim ayimselih allah yalew yibeltal ina atichenanek.

  37. Munira Mohamednur from Gimbi
    November 7, 2008 at 12:26 pm | #37

    Teddy bamatasari ye Ethiopia hizb bemulu betam aznoal gin hulum neger le bago new ina minim ayimselih allah yalew yibeltal ina atichenanek.

  38. fitawrari
    December 8, 2008 at 9:43 am | #38

    DIn’t wory so much because tyrants may do greater than this…so all of us please relax….

  39. fitawrari
    December 8, 2008 at 9:44 am | #39

    Don’t wory so much because tyrants may do greater than this…so all of us please relax….

  40. abas nasir
    December 17, 2008 at 2:24 pm | #40

    oh!my God!
    tedy jusst you are…

    do not worry Ethiopian people are with you.
    and also our GODDDDDDDDD.

  41. tedyance
    December 20, 2008 at 1:45 pm | #41

    WHERE EVER YOU ARE, YOUR SPRIT IS ALWAYS WITH US!!!
    TEDDYYYEEEE YOU WILL NEVER WALK ALONE, ALMIGHTY GOD WILL FOLLOW YOU ALL THE WAY. PLZ ALL ETHIOPIANS PRAY ABOUT TEDDDYYYYYEEEEEE

  42. January 9, 2009 at 2:01 am | #42

    hi this hot girl i am from Sudan and i was born in
    Ethiopia i love Ethiopia music so much and i love
    u too

  43. Sergu
    January 19, 2009 at 2:57 pm | #43

    Listening to Sebehat Nega’s “fascinating” interview on Ethiopian Forum Political Civility, I was seething with anger to the extent that I laughed aloud. The Ethiopians say “A pop-corn laughs when burnt inside”. I don’t know how much he knows about fascism. But he equated the slogan “ Ethiopia Tikidem” with that of a fascist . Of course, for the likes of him who has no qualm for the disintegration of Ethiopia , any slogan which brings the word “ Ethiopia” forward is unpalatable .He said that Ethiopia was there as a geographical entity for the last 70-80 years but in reality it was not so. He is claiming that the country under TPLF-EPRDF is one and united; With the Somali, Oromo, Gambella, Afar and other ethnically based groups fighting, with ethnic conflict spreading more than it had ever been during both Hailesillase and Mengistu,with Agazi quelling any attempted protest in the nation.
    Did your constitution prevent the bloodshed perpetrating in these regions?Luckily the people of Tigray who is in a giant prison called Tigray does not agree with you.
    That is just wonderful! It is also wonderful that the Albanian communist-Ethiopian democratic front- TPLF was able to bring a new kind of democracy, that is, allowing a fair and free election and then stealing votes when defeated, killing people when protested against, smearing observers’ names when confronted. And at last turning essentially into a fascist regime and being far worse than the very dictator it has helped to topple…Bravo TPLF! Bravo for your wonderful democracy!!! And Bravo! Sebehat for your idiocy…because it is only an idiot that tries to deceive an intelligent people, the Ethiopian people. Does your genius program include stealing peoples votes? Just remember how the Ethiopian people knocked you down in the 97 election. Your boss boasted the demonstration for EPRDF was a torrent which necessitated no vote rigging, but, alas, it was turned into a trickle the next morning!
    Please learn for once from history and step aside gracefully!!!
    Renovate yourself and who knows you might be elected sometime in the far future…

  44. Sergu
    January 19, 2009 at 3:01 pm | #44

    Elias Kifle,

    I appreciate what you are doing to topple TPLF down. You are the exact match for Woyyane: uncompromising and relentless. Your shortcomings, however is that you are hasty in your conclusions and lacking a long-term vision. You may be needed by Ethiopia till the moment Woyane is thrown over, be it by violence or by vote. I am firmly convinced that you will not be needed by Ethiopia, afterwards, except as a simple citizen living on the sweat of his toil and not on his biting tongue.
    Sergu

  45. Blen
    January 21, 2009 at 8:53 pm | #45

    We all love you Teddy! May God Be with you all the time!

  46. ermias girma
    January 23, 2009 at 7:17 pm | #46

    may god be with you teddy peace
    every thing is for good peace
    things will CHANGE peace

  47. tsega
    February 19, 2009 at 7:55 am | #47

    Hi Teddye !!!!! I really thanks my almignty God couse U become near to be released !!!!!!! All ethiopian people are with U praying for you don’t worry “every little thing it ganna be alright” God is with U….. think of such person in the world like U Mandela , Bobarley……..

  48. March 11, 2009 at 2:49 pm | #48

    remember me:{tought become things}

  49. wedi asmara
    March 17, 2009 at 8:08 pm | #49

    tedi dahlak lay bet mesrat kefelekh ahunm mesrat tchlaleh ayzoh bcha ante tesfa atkurets ok

  50. tutu
    April 2, 2009 at 12:40 pm | #50

    Hi i love tedy afforo
    he is our small candel.
    he will strugle for the poor ethiopian all.
    I love ethiopia but i am not a candel.
    tutu

  51. tutu
    April 2, 2009 at 12:46 pm | #51

    hi teddy!!!!
    do’t wory you will be with us
    we poor peaples are with you we will pray for you
    blive in God and pray for your enemy’s
    If they now a good thing about God they didn’t do like this. but you must behave better than they behave to you and forgive them.
    pray for all
    we poor bray for you
    we love you our brouther.
    tutu

  52. metasebia
    April 3, 2009 at 9:48 pm | #52

    teddy silusekidus be a|ways with you
    ayzhe
    ethiopia tikdam

  53. rahel asfaw
    April 8, 2009 at 6:05 am | #53

    Hi tad how u fill now
    do’t worry god is grrat
    i’ll pray for u

  54. tsion
    April 22, 2009 at 4:36 pm | #54

    hi is a best sinnger ,but why he can traneslet religon(haymanot) with his miusic b/c of that i don’t like him ,if u get him please tell me this thing for him don’t disterbe our rilgon (ebakhe hymanotena zefne ande gare ayhedme kchlke hymanothe bcha yaze ,kalcalke dgemo himanotachnene atbetebt eshi) i give u this advice b/c of u are familier with me if your dadi is not daide.ok by have a nice thime every time,pleace,act ,work etc remember your GOD!!!

  55. kidist
    April 27, 2009 at 12:28 pm | #55

    hello Tedy
    I like you why you god be with you
    you are free we know

  56. kidist, Abeba & Rahel
    April 27, 2009 at 1:15 pm | #56

    hi Tediye
    from Ethiopia, Mesalemia how is life? it’s no matter ok. all Ethiopian people is know us for you free ok we said god be with you.

  57. ephrem
    April 30, 2009 at 11:52 pm | #57

    we all ethiopians love u.please come and vist mekele universty

  58. tigist
    June 23, 2009 at 10:47 am | #58

    i want teddy interviwe .i am his fan woude u please send it to my email

  59. August 18, 2009 at 10:06 am | #59

    U r my Heroe

  60. Senayit Ashenafi
    August 21, 2009 at 9:04 am | #60

    ቴዲዬ በጠጣም እወድሀለሁ
    እግዚያብሔር እንኳን ለዚህ አበቃህ

  61. Elizabeth Mekuria
    August 21, 2009 at 9:17 am | #61

    ቴዲ በጣም እንወድሃለን
    ለዚህ ያደረሰህን እግዚያብሔር እናመሰግነዋለን
    መልካም የሥራ ግዜ

  62. kassahun
    August 25, 2009 at 1:04 am | #62

    we love you tedy

  63. Biniyam Eshetu
    August 26, 2009 at 8:26 am | #63

    ቴዲ እንኳን ከምትወደው ህዝብ ጋር በሠላም አገናኘህ

  64. tt
    August 28, 2009 at 8:54 am | #64

    Oh that is the great kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk I am happy hear such good things !!!! Teddy break the prsion

  65. hiwot
    September 6, 2009 at 4:14 pm | #65

    i know u dont have time to read all this comments including mine but i want u to know that u are best and keep it up and pray all the time. b/c everything is done by god.

  66. sonan
    September 20, 2009 at 11:00 am | #66

    esti gegna hun,dena nehe tediye kalate ateche eko new megeletsebet , lemehonu ande teyake alegn? “” ZEMEN” yetekoretu gendoche lante mene malete nachew teleleke seweche,tarike yeseru abatoche……… tarike sera were atawura esti ante enkuan tarike sera. tedy tarik “we need change” be the one to start it and we will follw you. why u? cz u have the gift and pray to have the courage. let God be with u. unityyyyyyyyyyyyyy

  67. linda teggen
    September 29, 2009 at 1:59 pm | #67

    Teddy well come to you work & Have good concert on oct-11-2009

  68. mimi
    October 1, 2009 at 7:51 am | #68

    I love you Teddy

  69. meli
    October 23, 2009 at 7:15 am | #69

    ቴዲ ለዚህ ያደረሰህን እግዚአብሄርን እናመሰግነዋለን በርታ

  70. HANNA.F
    October 30, 2009 at 6:47 am | #70

    I fill free.like you.

  71. November 12, 2009 at 8:09 pm | #71

    hi tadya this is misy i fill happy by u!

  72. Aaron solomon Girma
    November 16, 2009 at 2:11 pm | #72

    I LOVE YOU TEDDY.

  73. embacom.belay@live.com F.BOOK
    November 26, 2009 at 7:26 pm | #73

    Hi TEDI i think you have come along way and i am glad you got out of that rat whole.i have been there as well so dont feel like a stranger.Life goes on and do how you feel.its your world baby boy and you are not a squirrel trying to get a nut.ha ha ha sorry for my strange humor.
    Now this is my body GIRUM from the desert side of ETHIOPIA in KOLE hi my name is GIRUM and i have been a fan of yours for years on end and tell me tedi how does it fell to be free.i have a suggestion for you as far as making a film what about something like BLAIR WITCH PROJECT,something out of the extraordinary,a black and while memoir.or perhaps an animated film.
    take care and GOD bless you…we love you brother from another mother.

  74. Nazli
    December 15, 2009 at 5:04 am | #74

    TEDDY JE T’AIME ET JE T4ADORE LOVE DE TOI KISS KISS BYE!!!

  75. QUEENSHEBA
    February 6, 2010 at 11:26 pm | #75

    HI TEDDY!
    I’M YOUR ADMIRER, I MEET YOU A COUPLE OF TIMES IN THE CITY WHERE I’M LOCATED.THERE ARE A COUPLE OF REASONS WHY I ADMIRE YOU FIRST OF ALL YOUR COMPASSION TOWARDS ANY HUMAN BEING, SECONDLY THE USING THE MICROPHONE TO EXPRESS UR THOUGHTS AND VIEW ABOUT OUR POLITICAL PROBLEM, THIRDLY YOUR MUSIC OPENS MANY HEARTS ESPECIALLY TO THOSE WHO ARE MUTED IN OUR COUNTRY AND TO THOSE WHO LIVE ABOARD ABOARD.
    GO WITH UR HEART ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE.
    ONE SUGGESTION THERE IS MORE TO BE DONE IN OUR COUNTRY AND U ARE THE DRIVING FORCE TO CHANGE THE CURRENT PROBLEM BECAUSE U ARE GIVE A REMARK LESS TALENT.

  76. tsegu
    October 20, 2011 at 11:17 am | #76

    teddy afro is only living for others .this is nothing to do with your job you have to do your job for the seek of your life only.unless other wise you have to be a politician ,you have to learn from others,don’t open ur mouth for simple things.this makes you ordinary people.you are an artist,and you hate do only the work z artists.

  77. kerod
    March 25, 2012 at 3:17 pm | #77

    Teddy i read all the responces. I also read the piece from Tebita mag. Well said but I think U missed names in the world of acting and contribution to the public on democracy, freedom of speech, and Humanwrights. You could have included names like Debebe eshetu, Alem Tsehay Wedajo Tamagn Beyene. No matter what the regieme thinks you must state the fact as you use to! I have seen you at Wabishebelle Hotel on one occasion with Debebe the man who have paid more than enough both in the field of Art and Polotics. Time wilol tell the truth

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