Abinet Agonafir :: Dibik Wubet
Abinet Agonafir was born in 1973 in the southeastern Ethiopian city of
Awasa, about 270 kilometers from the capital city of Addis Ababa.
Abinet – or AB, as his friends know him – moved to Addis Ababa to go to
school. While there, he participated in clubs where he developed his
music, poem and short story writing skills. AB received much
encouragement from his classmates and teachers, to which he attributes
success. After graduating from high school, he joined the Mestawet
music and theater club to further develop his skills. He took up
keyboards at that time and played with various bands, including the Hi
Fas and Nyala bands. Later, he started singing and also embarked on a
career writing music and lyrics for
up-and-coming artists. This talent led to his recruitment to perform in
various venues throughout the Middle East. While on the road, AB
started planning the release of his debut album and began work on the
music and lyrics that would bring him closer to fulfilling his dream.
That is the story of how this incredible album came to life. AB
believes this represents his best work and is eager to share it with
the world music audience.
When asked about his favorite Ethiopian vocalists, AB cites Teshome
Mitiku and Aster Aweke among those he most admires. He has also been
inspired by the renowned keyboardist and singer, Teshome Assegid.
You asked for a new artist, new lyrics and new music. AIT’s answer:
Abinet “AB” Agonafir. We believe in
producing and introducing unique and exciting music to our customers
and, with this debut album from Abinet Agonafir, we continue that
Producers: Elias Melka & Abinet Agonafir
Executive Producers: Aman Adinew, Metasebia Zewde & Tariku Adinew