Update - HEINEKEN confirms - Bedele Brewery cancels Teddy Afro’s “Journey of Love” Concert [Awramba Times]

Ethiopia Official statement - HEINEKEN, the parent company of Bedele Beer, canceled their sponsorship of Teddy Afro's concert.

Statement from HEINEKEN's website reads.

Ethiopia music sponsorship update
On 20 December 2013, HEINEKEN Ethiopia announced a sponsorship agreement between the Bedele Special brand and the Ethiopian artist Teddy Afro. HEINEKEN Ethiopia regrets that they will disappoint those who were looking forward to the concert tour; however it has been decided not to pursue the sponsorship of the concert tour.

Awramba Times (Addis Ababa) –  Confidential sources close to Awramba Times disclosed that Bedele brewery, Heineken NV’s subsidiary in Ethiopia has cancelled Teddy Afro’s nationwide “Journey of Love”  Concert.

Oromo Activists called on Bedele brewery to stop sponsoring Tewodros Kassahun’s nationwide tour that was scheduled across different cities of Ethiopia?

Two weeks ago, Ethiopian singer Tewodros Kassahun (aka Teddy Afro) told the local  Enqu magazine that he considered emperor Minelik’s imperial expansion a “holy war”.  This remark deeply offended thousands of Oromos as an ethnically-motivated “remark” against Ethiopia’s largest ethnic group.

Oromo activists all over the world had campaigned beer drinkers in Ethiopia to ditch Bedele products and also pressure regional officers to withdraw the sponsorship.

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Comment by Girmay,Lili on January 4, 2014 at 8:51am
Yes TRUE, take out your hand from hurting Ethiopia and the people. Tedyewa, don't be the weapon of the Enemies of Ethiopia. I believe you are a father too and have responsibility for you family? At lest try to Think once if you can not do it Twise? God bless our Country and Unity of Ethiopians. Amen
Comment by Workinesh on January 4, 2014 at 8:34am

This is a deliberate planned attack to Ethiopia.   Who advice Teddy to organize this concert?  We should not forget the outsiders knows our history more than we do.  They never rest, never sleep, before creating trouble in our country.  Look what's happening in Congo the richest resourceful country in Africa.  Colonized by Europeans and America.  After freedom still the people of Congo divided and fight forever, can not use their resources. We also have so many cases.  We are surrounded by enemies. We have started so many projects which attracts the whole world's attention and envy.  How about GERD it was not long ago that the Egyptian high officials were talking finding a way to Sabotage our country.  So please let's be United. We do not benefit from unnecessary argument.  Look Europeans has different tribes but they do not argue about it, but find a solution.   Teddy please take your hands out from Our Countries Affair.

Comment by Girmay,Lili on January 3, 2014 at 6:38am
True Alemnew, we shouldn't act like or think like them or respond with anger. I agree with you but, you know sometimes they just push you to the edge. I respect your side. I also Love my Country. God bless
Comment by Musaed Badr on January 3, 2014 at 6:07am

Girmay, Lili !

Please Teregaga!!!

Comment by alemnew abebe on January 3, 2014 at 3:08am

Down with hatred that can be directed against individuals, entities or group of people. Down with a deep and emotional extreme dislike against others. Down with hatred which associated with feelings of anger and a disposition towards hostility. Long live brotherhood in Ethiopia. I love my country with its problems as other country does.

Comment by Girmay,Lili on January 3, 2014 at 1:39am

Please read what Tsegaye Y posted it is very intresting.

Before posting any thing here pls read this first.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-14357121
''Emperor Menelik II, who has been described as Ethiopia's "greatest slave entrepreneur", taxed the trade to pay for guns and ammunition as he battled for control of the whole country, which he ruled from 1889 to 1913."
 
Thank you very much Tsegsh, History profe it all. God bless you
Comment by Ejole bale on January 3, 2014 at 1:08am

weye yebehere gudaye.yebetserawu gena newu?????

Comment by Girmay,Lili on January 2, 2014 at 11:25pm

 

Thank you Hieniken and Bedle for listing to the people of ONE ETHIOPIA. Teddy Afro thing you and your BADO followers the so called opposition party, or those who wanted to go against our people and our Government. No one is going to listen to your full of HATE Propaganda any more. Teddy you are losing it again, you have NO VOICE AT ALL. Live Ethiopia for Ethiopians, because, we are wiser than your empty propaganda.  Did you get it NOW? Just shout-up and let us finish the development programs (specially the Light Train Project) of our country. Trust me when God started working in Ethiopia for Ethiopians nothing will stop it.  God's work is already started in Ethiopia and will continu. Any way, who cares about the past Bull$..... ht loser leaders. We live in the present, for the present and work for the future of our children and Grandchildren. Long Live Ethiopia.

Love you all and God bless. Anyway, BEDRUO BERE YARESE YELEMENA (Yesterday is passed, we live TODAY) so, T. Afro guys just give-up. We ETHIOPIANS are UNITED as ONE ETHIOPIA, and Thanks God, We LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE the PRESENT PROGRESS OF OUR COUNTRY. Thank you all, for working hard for the success of Ethiopia. It is happening NOW. WOWOWOW GOD BLESS ALL

Comment by Tsegaye Y on January 2, 2014 at 10:21pm
Before posting any thing here pls read this first.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-14357121
''Emperor Menelik II, who has been described as Ethiopia's "greatest slave entrepreneur", taxed the trade to pay for guns and ammunition as he battled for control of the whole country, which he ruled from 1889 to 1913."
Comment by Shimelis Mulatu Bedane on January 2, 2014 at 10:19pm

Some of you who are asking this guy should stage concerts on the lands of Oromia are those who hate Oromo and Oromia. You want to mock us in our lands. This is to meant that our struggle against the Ethiopian feudal rulers-Menelik and Haileselassie or his predecessors and successors were futile. No concert on our lands. You may go hell with Teddy if you like. People who are praising Menelik and his likes are those who wish the past to come. This is impossible!!!  

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