The popular, often embattled Singer and Song writer Tewodros Kassahun, Teddy Afro, is one of the nominees to be honored with Society of Ethiopians Established in Diaspora (SEED) award in May 28, 2017, according to media reports.
In addition, “The King of Tizita Lyrics” Mahamoud Ahmed, Poet Lemn Sisay and Ted Alemayehu, the Founder and Executive Chairman of US Doctors for Africa are also among this year nominees.
Teddy has nominated for literature as he is a songwriter for himself and other musicians too, according to SEED. “He has also been chosen for his great contribution of being a mouse peace of Ethiopian history, praising historical legends, love among religions and general,” SEED disclosed.
The noble cause deeds of him, among other thing is likewise take into consideration. His fans are eagerly waiting for his 5th new album debut “Ethiopia”, the most anticipated one with having a massive record price of 15 million Birr and to be possibly put out for the coming Ethiopian Easter holiday.
His fourth studio album, Tikur Sew (literary Black Man) was released in 2012. Its lead single Tikur Sew, which is the namesake of the album, hailed Ethiopia's Emperor Menelik II as a champion for all African people, citing his feat of leading the Ethiopian people to victory at the Battle of Adwa.
SEED was incorporated as a Not-for-profit organization October 17, 1993. One of its objectives is to educate the American and Western public, including the Ethiopians established in Diaspora, that Ethiopia is an ancient country with rich traditions, history with abundant and untapped natural and human resources, according to its website.