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Gigi is very sincere, kind and loves people

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We talked openly about artist Ejegayehu Shibabaw (Gigi) said Achare Chama. Gigi is very sincere, and kind and loves people said Dr. Wedajeneh. Interview with Dr. Wedajeneh. Ejigayehu Shibabaw (stage name Gigi) is an Ethiopian singer and songwriter. Gigi is known for combining original traditional sounds with a variety of international music. She is also one of the few Ethiopian musicians recognized globally, performing on many stages worldwide. Her family, who are traditional and religious, challenged her decision to become a singer. Gigi had to run away from her country to Nairobi, Kenya to make her dream a reality. She was only 19 years old at the time. In 1993, Gigi established a band and had her first concert in Nairobi. Upon return, she joined the National Theater in Addis Ababa and met musicians Fantahun Shewankochew and Weres Egziabeher. The trio was known for its traditional sounds composed by Kirar and Masinko. They have toured eastern and southern Africa as well as some European countries with their music. In 1997, while performing at a World Music Festival in France their music impressed a record company Maison des Cultures du Monde. The company approached Gigi and her bandmates to record Ethiopian traditional love songs. The company released the record in France with the title ‘ÉTHIOPIE/Chants d Amour’. The same year, Gigi also released her album, ‘ Tsehay’ (the Sun).

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