Tilahun Gessesse

Tilahun Gessesse was born on September 29, 1940 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Influential tenor pop vocalist known as The Voice during Ethiopia's Golden Age of the 1960s.
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🎂 Tilahun Gessesse - Age, Bio, Faces and Birthday

When Tilahun Gessesse die, Tilahun Gessesse was 68 years old.

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Occupation Opera Singer
Age 68 years old
Zodiac Sign Libra
Born September 29, 1940 (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia)
Birthday September 29
Town/City Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Nationality Ethiopia

🌙 Zodiac

Tilahun Gessesse’s zodiac sign is Libra. According to astrologers, People born under the sign of Libra are peaceful, fair, and they hate being alone. Partnership is very important for them, as their mirror and someone giving them the ability to be the mirror themselves. These individuals are fascinated by balance and symmetry, they are in a constant chase for justice and equality, realizing through life that the only thing that should be truly important to themselves in their own inner core of personality. This is someone ready to do nearly anything to avoid conflict, keeping the peace whenever possible

🌙 Chinese Zodiac Signs

Tilahun Gessesse was born in the Year of the Dragon. A powerful sign, those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Dragon are energetic and warm-hearted, charismatic, lucky at love and egotistic. They’re natural born leaders, good at giving orders and doing what’s necessary to remain on top. Compatible with Monkey and Rat.

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Influential tenor pop vocalist known as The Voice during Ethiopia's Golden Age of the 1960s.

Before Fame

His time with the Imperial Bodyguard Band brought him great recognition and also imprisonment after the Imperial Bodyguard staged a failed overthrow of the government in December 1960.


He raised funds for victims of the 1970s and 1980s famine in Ethiopia.

Family Life

His grandfather would have preferred that he focus on academics and when he eventually pursued formal music training in Addis Ababa, he did not have the patriarch's approval.

Associated With

His efforts to take Ethiopian music to the rest of the world paved the way for such contemporary Ethiopian Singers as Lola Monroe.

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