Today, Addis Ababa, the capital city of Ethiopia takes pride in the fact that it is unofficially considered the capital of Africa. The huge number of embassies and international organizations represented in the city lend credence to this consideration. The following list is of 20 of the most famous and best known Ethiopian celebrities both in Ethiopia and internationally.
He is now retired from running competitively but is busy running many businesses in his country Ethiopia.
Liya Kebede is a model born in Ethiopia who is now heavily involved in philanthropy, namely maternal health.
Aster Aweke an Ethiopian born singer who relocated to Washington DC, where there is a large Ethiopian Community.
Marcus Samuelsson is an Ethiopian born restaurateur and world-renowned chef.
A «Baby Face Destroyer», is an Ethiopian long-distance runner and holder of the 5000 meters world record.
Gelila Bekele is an Ethiopian model, humanitarian, social worker, documentary maker, and author.
Teddy Afro is a musician that lives in Ethiopia and is considered the most famous in the country at the moment. His third album «Yasteseryal» was released during the political tension of the Ethiopian election in 2005.
Sara Nuru is a German fashion model of Ethiopian descent.
Ali Birra is an Oromo singer from Ethiopia, as well as a composer and poet.
Meseret Defar Tola is an Ethiopian long-distance runner who competes mainly in the 3000 meters and 5000 meters events.