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Documentary about Madingo’s last week

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Documentary about the late famous Ethiopian artist, Madingo’s last week. Mandigo was born and grew up in Gonder. He started music at an early age in military barracks near the areas where he grew up in Gondar, according to the report by ENA. He was only ten when he came to Addis Ababa to join the “Zema Lastas” Music Band. “Wusejiat”, “Tizta”, “Aman New Woy Goraw” and “Siyame Atahulat” are some of his prominent songs that are considered by his fans as timeless pieces. At the age of 10, Afework moved to a nearby garrison where soldiers nicknamed him “Madingo”. At the garrison, he was enticed to join the military band, Zema Lastas. In 2005, he released his first album Ayderegim. After this album, Madingo released hits “Sesame Atahulat” and “Aman Newey Goraw”, becoming his most successful hits. Madingo collaborated with renowned singers in his era. In 2015, he released a comeback album Swedlat (2015), which became an acclaimed album in the year. On 27 September 2022, Madingo died after being hospitalized at a clinic near his home from an unspecified illness. It was stated that he drove to the hospital where he was given some painkillers before he died at the scene. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed expressed his condolences over his death, saying “I am deeply saddened by the death of artist Madingo Afework. He contributed enormously to his country [Ethiopia] in his life.”

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