Song contest on


“New tunes on the risks of irregular migration”
held at the Italian Cultural Institute

The song entitled “Sidet Lemn” by Dawit Nigatu Demissie, Nuru Umer Adem and Tesfaye Mamo Wendimagegnehu has won the song contest entitled “New tunes on the risks of irregular migration” and was awarded the 1st prize by the Ambassador of Italy in Ethiopia, Arturo Luzzi, during an event which was held on January 30 at the Italian Cultural Institute in Addis Ababa and was attended by 300 guests from the Government authorities, diplomatic community, international agencies, celebrities and general public.
The song entitled “Sidet Lemn” has been selected from a grand jury of artists, from which also the internationally renowned father of Ethio-Jazz, Mulatu Astatke.
The event has been organized by the Embassy of Italy in Addis Ababa in the framework of the “Stemming Irregular Migration in Northern and Central Ethiopia- SINCE” Programme, funded by the European Union.
The following artists have competed in the song contest by presenting new tunes: Samuel Negash Teferi, Meaza G/Meskel Feleke, Gizachew Mulatu Ayele with “Akaki Zeraf” and “Lemn Enseded”, Belete Shewakena Ergete, Solomon Tefera Gule and Tsige Tefera W/Giorgis with “Bekan Bekan”; Tarekegn Haile W/Giorgis, Dawit Midegsa Werji and Kalkidan H/Silasie G/Hiwot and Anley Legesse Korcha with “Kibur New”; Yoseph Bekele Gutema with “Sidet Kifu”; Haftom Abrha and Mikiyas Andualem with “Sidet Lemn”; Ademe Wale Tefera, Workineh Moges Demeke and Ashenafi Shiferaw Haile with “Sidet Yibka”; Melkam Admasu with “Weha Kedagna”.
The Embassy of Italy in Addis Ababa will also produce a professional video clip of the winner song “Sidet Lemn” by including, in the lyrics, all the major languages of Ethiopia.