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Is Wedi Tikabo Eritrea's Version of the Dixie Chicks?

Struggling singer Wedi Tikabo (the man with the flowers) befriends convicted criminals in a bid to stay relevant. The overweight man second from the far left is Solomon Assefaw, who is the wring leader off a violent Ethiopian-backed criminal organization. Solomon, including the thin-faced man on the far right, Bemnet Mesfen, and the man without a hat in the far back,  Fitsum Arefaine, are the three men who were convicted of vandalizing the Eritrean Community Culture Civic Center in Oakland. These criminals are now Wedi Tikabo's friends and business partners.


Is Wedi Tikabo Eritrea's Version of the Dixie Chicks?


On March 10th, 2003, Natalie Maines of the Dixie Chicks stood in front of a crowd at Shepherd’s Bush Empire Theatre in London, and uttered these now infamous words:

“Just so you know, we’re on the good side with y’all. We do not want this war, this violence, and we’re ashamed that the President of the United States is from Texas.”

The comments, which were made 10 days before the beginning of the Iraq War, resulted in one of the biggest boycotts in the history of American music. The backlash took the Dixie Chicks from the biggest concert draw in country music to relative obscurity in a matter of weeks.

In making the comments, the Dixie Chicks forgot who their core fans were. The country music scene is filled with patriotic Americans who are proud of their country and troops. Wrong or right, their fans felt the Dixie Chicks betrayed their country at a time when they needed to rally around the flag.

Like the Dixie Chicks, Yohannes "Wedi" Tikabo seems to have forgotten who his core fans are, too. After completing the Hade Libna USA Tour last summer with fellow musicians Dawit Shilan, Zeineb Beshir and Melekin Atombes, Yohannes decided he needed to extend his time in America by claiming asylum, while his compatriots went back home in disbelief of his selfish behavior.

Months later, Yohannes disappointed his former fans again after giving an interview with Amanuel Iyassu, a highly controversial person who works closely with the Ethiopian regime. During his interview, he gave long-winded answers to simple questions that left people puzzled as what to make of his ramblings.

Despite Yohannes giving the interview with Amanuel, many Eritreans still felt he wasn't genuine with his new found grievances, and that he was putting on a show to get his asylum papers approved. Other Eritreans who claimed asylum before him, including most of the Eritrean soccer players who defected a few years ago, ended up to be staunch government supporters once their papers were approved in the West. However, Yohannes has shown his objectives are far more sinister than just gaming the immigration system.

On Friday, Yohannes was spotted in the Bay Area with convicted criminals Solomon Assefaw, Fitsum A. Ghebreegziabher aka Fitsum Arefaine, and Bemnet Mesfen, who were all found guilty in a California Superior Court for vandalizing the Eritrean Community Cultural Civic Center  in Oakland.

Video of Solomon, Fitsum and Bemnet vandalizing ECCCC in Oakland, California:



If the old adage of 'show me your friends and I will show you your future' still holds true, then Yohannes is destined to be like the criminals he is surrounding himself with. Whether we like to acknowledged it or not, our friends have a strong influence on the type of people we become, and Yohannes will not be the exception to this rule.

In contrast to the reaction of American fans of the Dixie Chicks, Eritrean fans have largely been indifferent to Yohannes' 15 seconds of 'me time'. Most Eritreans have been very respectful to a man that is now openly working with people that have physically and financially harmed their countrymen. But there is one area the Eritrean diaspora and American country music fans share the same approach and that's through the power of boycott.

For fans, there is nothing more effective in showing their disdain towards a musician than boycotting them and their work. Even for the most arrogant divas who live on cloud nine, a boycott of their music will bring them down to earth faster than gravity. Ultimately, this is the price Yohannes will pay for sleeping in bed with sworn enemies of the Eritrean people. The change he naively thinks he can bring by singing in dusty bar rooms for middle aged criminals will not come to Eritrea but to to his wallet.

While it is true that the Yohannes is the furthest thing from the Dixie Chicks in terms of music genres and styles, his career will take a similar path. Not only will Yohannes' career fade into obscurity but he himself will become a social pariah among the Eritrean diaspora. When you betray the people that help you become who you are, you are ultimately betraying yourself.

Peace!

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66 comments:

  1. Ato awet. It is not about choosing to staying in US. It is about who's he associated with. And what he was singing yesterday. He is a flip flop. With no direction.

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  2. Poor guy, little does he know they are ruining his life. They used our admiration for him against us. I really feel sad for him.

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  3. Ato Yosief:
    Happy holidays to you and your family members. My point is and was, we, Eritreans, are too busy assassinating characters. Once again, I am not in a position to judge him nor is anyone. He is a grown man, let him hang with cats and dogs if he wants to.

    As to what he was singing yesterday, I haven't heard it so I can't comment on it.
    one again, happy holidays brother!

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  4. This isn't about judging anyone. Wedi Tikabo's decision to work and befriend men that have attacked innocent Eritreans says more about his character than anything else. This is like a nun preaching about the virtues of celibacy to children but befriends and works with prostitutes that have sex with minors. What kind of nonsense is this?

    Please don't use that lame excuse of if you love Eritrea so much, why don't you go live in it. It's simple buddy. It's for the same reasons why the millions of American Jews who love Israel so much, but don't live in it. It's for the same reason with the millions of American-Germans, Swedes, Norwegians, etc and others who love their country but don't chose to live there. The point is people can not just leave everything behind and move to a country to start over, regardless if they love that country and speak good of it.


    If people want to insult and belittle Wedi Tikabo, then all they have to do is play his new song.

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  5. I really do feel bad for Wedi Tikabo. We always knew he suffered from depression and alcoholism. Let's hope he gets treated soon.

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  6. I really do feel bad for Wedi Tikabo. We always knew he suffered from depression and alcoholism. Let's hope he gets treated soon...

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  7. I really do feel bad for Wedi Tikabo. We always knew he suffered from depression and alcoholism. Let's hope he gets treated soon....

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  8. Welcome to your people Wedi-Tikabo, Yesterday they claimed you as Eritrean hero and now PFDJs are calling you"Alcoholic" LMAO.

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  9. GUYS, people are suffering by the reign of terror in Eritrea and this fear is following us in the diaspora. who are you to tell people to go or not to go to any occasion in a land of freedom. People have the brain to think. Let them decide by themselves.

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  10. U mean u feel bad for yourself?

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  11. Wed I titanic is hero. He is standing behind his people. You guys run away from your country because of that sick dictators. Wed I titanic been working for free like a slave for 19 years. You live in north America, you probably make family. People in Eritrea are suffering because of this mad dog dictator Isayas .
    Please do not talk about other People. He is hero. ..

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  12. We love you wedi Tikabo..and to the "Writer", The Dixie Chicks' stand against an illegal war (that was support by the Eritrean Dictator to please G W Bush:) is something to be admired not to be used as a threat to Wedi Tikabo..The Dixie Chicks stood on the right side of history as Wedi tikabo is doing now..

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  13. ****HEADS UP****


    Madote.com: This article has been posted on the Eritrean Youth Solidarity for change, a Facebook group in which illiterate fobs come together to make plans to attack Eritreans in the diaspora. They are telling each other to come here show support to their new "hero", whom they spent the last ten years calling a short "Agame" and an alcoholic. You can tell them apart from other Eritreans by their poor grammar and heavy use of "kkkkkkk"; the ultimate trademark of a fob.

    As for that bald and ugly Solomon Assfuck character, you're gonna pay for your crimes fat ass. Just wait fat boy, revenge is coming for you.

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  14. I think most hegdefawian are homosexuals secretly in love ,there is no other explanation for the support and worship of dictator

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  15. I can only describe your article argument
    absurd beyond any measure of logic and reasonable contrast. Standing up for
    rule of law and justice in the face of opposition even from fanatic supporters
    of any merciless regime is a noble act deserving respect and honour.Great
    leaders such as Nelson Mandela ,Dr.King , Mahatma Gandhi to name few have all paid dear price for
    freedom and justice. Dixie Chicks took a
    heroic stand opposing a war the whole word regarded as unjust and they were
    proud of it,even if it meant loosing popularity, or risking their career for a
    noble cause.

    But
    venom filled PFDJ supporters give little regard for justice,human rights and
    libery an inherited disease from the cold blooded dictator who is ruling
    Eritrea with Iron fist. They would put their self interest giving a cold
    shoulder to the Eritrean people’s suffering under the PFDJ repressive regime.
    Eritrea doesn’t equal PFDJ.knowing this simple concept would have saved you
    from being herded to a slaughtering machine of Isaiase.

    History will judge the indispicable crime
    perpetuated by suppressive PFDJ regime and its supporters against innocent
    Eritreans who languish inside Eritrea, the Sinai, and Mediterranean Sea.

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  16. I can only describe your article argument absurd beyond any measure of logic and reasonable contrast. Standing up for rule of law and justice in the face of opposition even from fanatic supporters of any merciless regime is a noble act deserving respect and honour.Great leaders such as Nelson Mandela ,Dr.King , Mahatma Gandhi to name few have all paid dear price for freedom and justice. Dixie Chicks took a heroic stand opposing a war the whole word regarded as unjust and they were proud of it,even if it meant losing popularity, or risking their career for a noble cause.

    But venom filled PFDJ supporters give little regard for justice,human rights and libery an inherited disease from the cold blooded dictator who is ruling Eritrea with Iron fist. They would put their self interest giving a cold shoulder to the Eritrean people’s suffering under the PFDJ repressive regime. Eritrea doesn’t equal PFDJ.knowing this simple concept would have saved you from being herded to a slaughtering machine of Isaiase.

    History will judge the dispicable crime perpetuated by suppressive PFDJ regime and its supporters against innocent Eritreans who languish inside Eritrea, the Sinai, and Mediterranean Sea etc.

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  17. I can only describe your article argument absurd beyond any measure of logic and reasonable contrast. Standing up for rule of law and justice in the face of opposition even from fanatic supporters of any merciless regime is a noble act deserving respect and honour.Great leaders such as Nelson Mandela ,Dr.King , Mahatma Gandhi to name few have all paid dear price for freedom and justice. Dixie Chicks took a heroic stand opposing a war the whole word regarded as unjust and they were proud of it,even if it meant losing popularity, or risking their career for a noble cause.

    But venom filled PFDJ supporters give little regard for justice,human rights and libery an inherited disease from the cold blooded dictator who is ruling Eritrea with Iron fist. They would put their self interest giving a cold shoulder to the Eritrean people suffering under the PFDJ repressive regime. Eritrea doesn’t equal PFDJ.knowing this simple concept would have saved you from being herded to a slaughtering machine of Isaiase.

    History will judge the dispicable crime perpetuated by suppressive PFDJ regime and its supporters against innocent Eritreans who languish inside Eritrea, the Sinai, and Mediterranean Sea etc.

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  18. I can only describe your article argument absurd beyond any measure of logic and reasonable contrast. Standing up for rule of law and justice in the face of opposition even from fanatic supporters of any merciless regime is a noble act deserving respect and honour.Great leaders such as Nelson Mandela ,Dr.King , Mahatma Gandhi to name few have all paid dear price for freedom and justice. Dixie Chicks took a heroic stand opposing a war the whole word regarded as unjust and they were proud of it, even if it meant losing popularity, or risking their career for a noble cause.

    But venom filled PFDJ supporters give little regard for justice,human rights and libery an inherited disease from the cold blooded dictator who is ruling Eritrea with Iron fist. They would put their self interest giving a cold shoulder to the Eritrean people suffering under the PFDJ repressive regime. Eritrea doesn’t equal PFDJ.knowing this simple concept would have saved you from being herded to a slaughtering machine of Isaiase.

    History will judge the dispicable crime perpetuated by suppressive PFDJ regime and its supporters against innocent Eritreans who languish inside Eritrea, the Sinai, and Mediterranean Sea etc.

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  19. I guess he was not as nationalistic as we thought. This guy is doing it to himself more than to the government and people of Eritrea. He was only a singer after all, it is not like we were losing a significant art.
    As always: Viva Eritrea and Awet nHafash!

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  20. This is just another "zanta barya", waste of time. Wedi Tikabo is not or was not a significant person in the lives of Eritrean, folks we're not talking about a scientist or an intellectual scholar here, he's just another poor street performer. Anyways, as for the gangs who vandalize community centers, just go after them with AK's and shotguns, raid their rat hole and finish them. These are bunch of Bantu race monkeys. Barya Barya Barya !!!

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  21. I feel sorry for PFDJ supporters who can’t differentiate
    between a regime and a Nation. The PFDJ propaganda machine brain washed you for
    so long, now you can’t see and think clearly. Supporting isaiase doesn’t make
    you “Nationalistic’’.It is a historical
    fact at some point suppressive regimes would change and the fate of
    Isaiase would not be any different .PFDJ
    is a beast with no friends and it is a matter of time before you realize that - you are being herded like a sheep chained for slaughter .

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  22. Solomon and Fistum are Agames born in Eritrea. They hide from public and scared of their own shadow b/c of their criminal actions. As to Wedi tikabo RIP. I already destroyed all his dvd's can't stand his Agame voice.

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  23. Heavy use of "kkkkkk" lmfao!!!

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  24. Who else didn't you attack when they leave you behind and join the opposition to fight the injustice committed against the Eritrean people. What a stupid people you are!!!

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  25. I'm honestly not down with the comparison because The Iraq War was a total sham and the US had absolutely no legitimate reason to enter Iraq, not for reasons of defense nor for "diplomacy"; it was imperialism at it's finest. Eritrea is anti-imperialism. And our security problems are ON our OWN turf, i.e. Algiers-peace agreement, unjustified sanctions, and despite that we are still absolutely PEACEFUL while still fighting to get international justice, UNLIKE the Iraq War which just killed tens of thousands of people for oil and regional hegemony. Second from what I've had interpreted (beles here, sue me) he wasn't against the govt's decisions in what he said, he was just ambiguous and dumb for his choice of outlet, unlike clearly opposing the Iraq War like the Dixie Chicks and questioning the president's identity.

    So those are the main things I want people to realize while reading this, to avoid coming to the conclusion of Bush-like/Texan hillbilly thinking. The point is Wedi Tikabo is skating on thin ice and as the author alluded to, with stupid, aimless, loose canons as his company, it's only a matter of time before he falls through and struggles to swim in the waters of frigid delusions.

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  26. Wait "Hahaha"...wasn't your name Awet a minute ago?

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  27. this website is losing a lot of Credibility! I am not an opposition at all however when i see Eritrean websites attacking individuals, that makes me sick. I always want to find a media that is neutral but it seems to be hard this days! Radio Erena seem to be better so far than any Eri Media out there although i still think they are a bit too much too. And as to wedi Tikabo, I think he is not a kid to judge him and decide whats best for him. Lets not act childish..

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  28. I disagree with those that are uncomfortable by wedi tkabo,s choice. I think fear has pushed him towards those people and not knowing their back ground may have made things worst, meaning no point of return, however he chooses to pursue the rest of hia musical career is upto him and all he had is that an artosy who expressed his interpretation of the audiouses feeling. Here he will have to find an audions that will dance to his tunes. I domt wanna suggest but from here on his big market might be the people to the south and they are not big spenders to put it mildly.

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  29. And what are the tshirts supposed to be saying?

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  30. Betrayed his People? whose the one who leaves 100os of his people to die in the Sea and Desert and doesn't want to claim them as his own. As depicted in ERiTV and through out all your media channels, its clear your disregards for Eritrean life's and sufferings,So I wonder who's the one betraying his people. By any means most of you should be ashame of yourself who live in the west and have no connection to the daily life in Eritrea, if you think everything is great why don't you move there.

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  31. ohh you sure enjoyed his agame voice when you had all his DVD collections, haha what a hypocrite.

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  32. kkkkk...and what does fob mean to you, actually (fob)felt oppressed b$tch. You probably wouldn't understand as an old immigrant who detached himself so long go from your country as an old fob. Im sure you swear condition are great back home but you wouldn't dare send yourself to live there.

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  33. fyi he wasn't the only alcoholic in Asmera.

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  34. ohh how racist of you to call people barya. you said "folks we're not talking about a scientist or an intellectual scholar here" hmmm I wonder what you are, someone mentioned the fobs refer to you as kkkkk now I know why.

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  35. To Hahaha
    For the sake of argument if wedi Afom"or Ab massawa zeneber Abona " deffects from the rulling regim you will definetly
    Hear the same or even worse made up stories that He is agame
    Wedi Medhin berad and so on but for me the existing leader of Eritrea He is a true blue Eritrean and he will be remembered in Eritrean history for generations to come for the achievements
    That we achieved as Eritreans under his leadership I know this is arguable but that is history and today the best thing for him is the same Exit as his long time commerade Romodan Mohammed .
    Wishing All Eritreans @ home and abroad all the best hoping 2014
    To be more reconciling year and to make a fresh starting towards
    The prosperous Eritrea that all Eritreans dream.
    HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

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  36. They´re assassinating their own character. Action speaks louder than words, doesn´t it? of course he can hang with cats or dogs if he chooses to but hanging with this guys must start the process of boycotting his records from now on. That is my and every eritrean´s right to do. Boycott him and make him bankrupt.

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  37. Is this not an insult to the Dixie Chicks?

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  38. I do not usually comment on personal issues but the younger generation in Asmara call him Abashawl born tigraway just like Isaias Afewerki is MaiT emnenai born tigrawai!! I did not make this up - just call Asmara and ask any non HEGDEF person and they will tell you!! When he was gloryfiyng HEGDEF and DIA kids in Asmara were throwing up in disgust!!
    One must be totally brain dead to compare the "Dixie Chicks" with this idiot - Issias has been running Eritrea since he joined ELF and not sure when the good lord will take him back like his cousin Meles Chenawi.
    How much brutal does Issias and his Eritrea born foot soldiers need to be for the certified brain dead HGDEF supporters to figure that out. Unless one is half tigrawai in Eritrea - they are being brutalized by these mafia!!
    to the majority of Eritreans HGDEF is the Asmara based Weyane mafia!!!
    Michael

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  39. Didn't take Too long for the kkk fobs to show up !!!

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  40. Wedi T Might Come and Wedi V might go , But make no mistake people , Eritrea , Its Government and People will be marching on Regardless.


    They are nothing but a very minor bump on the road.

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  41. Infact the government will go for-ward in his ideology, wedi Tekabo as I know is a good singer, I hope in future will use his ability to continue his former toughts and share his wise idea to all, radical change of his thoughts will totaly be a sign of mental instability, or I´ll believe that he was a simple parrot (papagallo) when he was saying "bandierana men iyu zetenkefa ect"..

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  42. ስዉኣት
    ጀጋኑ ን ዘላለም ይዘከሩ!!

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  43. It doesn't matter whether Wedi Tikabo had interview with Wegahta or Assena ( hassina). The things that matter is what he said during his interview. I couldn't say that Wedi Tikabo is taking a detour to the disgruntled weyane's cronies, the so-called opposition groups because I missed his interview with weyane's media. One thing that bothered me, if Wedi Tikabo hanging out with those three guys who vandalized the ECC in Oakland California he is taking a premature short cut to hell. Before we bombarded him with sever criticism and boycotting his concert we should help him to get asylum and guide him to be a productive citizen as often.
    I can give a good example about Eritrean singer in mid 80. I with held his name because he is in his twilight. I call him X singer. X singer was from my hood Keftegna ShweAte. When some of Eritrean singer joined the arm struggle and some of them escaped to Europe and Middle East, X singer remained in Asmara he was active participant in Kebelei Kinet. X singer was forced young Eritrean girls to join the kebelei kinet and ended up a sex slaves for Derg cadres and security personals ( yehizb dehinent or death squad). This tragedy happened in my own hood. I decided to discus with two urban fighters(wufuyat) how to stop X singer and thugs their pimping job. I was chosen to give the first X finger the first warning. After meticulous surveillance, one day while X singer socializing with his three yehizb dehinet in Bar Caravan, I approached them as postcard (cartelina) seller. I separated the postcard with the warning letter. The three yehizb dehninet pick up their favorite three postcards and paid me 10.50 Birr. I said hi to papa X singer and gave him the postcard with the warning letter in the face of those three death squads. When X singer opened his postcard and read the warning letter, he was shocked totally. He excused the death squad and followed me outside Bar Caravan. He tried his best to intimidate me. He asked me who send me to give him the warning letter. I told X singer, if you have any question regarding this warning letter ask my dad, X singer met my dad with fear in his eyes. My dad told him if you don't want stop what you are doing to your own hood, you will receive two more warnings. After three warnings deqina (tegadelti) will hang you up side down in Mai Bella and you will be consumed by rats. X singer, after first warning realized the damage that caused to young Eritrean girls and stopped right away and became a father figure to my hood. X singer still living in Asmara with dignity and respect. He is in his twilight.
    Wedi Tikabo he smart Asmarino like X singer. Let's give him time to explore the good, the bad, and the ugly. If wedi Tikabo sympethised with enemy of Eritrea, then we could give him all the shit a store could hold it.

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  44. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xquhj5RfRys

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  45. To Yacob Cali
    Are you from the death squads of shabia And are You threatening wedi Tekabo ?

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  46. To Fetaw Hageru,
    Which country do you love? Eritrea or Ethiopia? If you are Ethiopian please back off. But if you are Eritrean, I would like to explain to you that we (Eritreans) are not a sitting duck any more. Now, we believe,Adgi zigebereka, Teyqi gibero.

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  47. Mr Writer it is Wedi Tikabo who actually boycotted your 'Eritrean people' which you mean I am sure the government in Eritrea. Your analogy to Dexie chicks is self defeating as standing for what you believe even if it costs you music funs or album sale is the whole point of saying enough is enough! But who would expect you to come up with a better reasoning than this?

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  48. You're right MisSemai!

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  49. Were does the author of this article insult Wedi Tikabo? Why are you making stuff up? All the author did was provide evidence that Wedi Tikabo is hanging out with thugs and concluded his actions will cost him dearly in the end. Most of Wedi Tikabo's own family don't agree to what he's doing so it's not just the majority of Eritreans who are rejecting him.

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  50. Dear writer:
    What you really missed it, Wedi Tuquaqbo loves his people and his country -Eritrea. Go and listen properly to his first interview with Assena. It was an eye opening for him, when he saw some government stooges were dancing around ,while other Eritreans were mourning on their loved ones-who lost their precious lives in Lampadusa. At the end, you mentioned that because he is standing against the dictatorial regime, you are going to boycott from buying his music. Very laughable !!. But what you failed to understand is, at this time the number of Eritreans opposing the regime is growing and the number of the dictator supports is shrinking. Only, idiot people are left out with the regime. Hopefully, one day you will get it, otherwise you will be left out with DEMHIT !! Ha Ha Ha !!

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  51. Most of the comment tells all, they are not happy about the trashy article. By do you have to edit the photo. People still get the message by listening wedi tkabo new song.

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  52. opposing the Iraqi war which DIA was begging Americans to use Eritrean ports to attack Iraq, is opposing injustice just like what Yohanes does when he abandoned the mafia regime of DIA.

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  53. Man! there you have it when you stated "Radio Erena seem to be better" Hah? Better for what for telling lies after lies and for broadcasting unashamedly stories that originate with our sworn enemies? There is no comparison between this web site Radio Erena which I actually call ራድዮ ዕረና! for that is what they are. Long live Eritrea!

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  54. Dont lie. Who is DIA? And when and how did he, she or it begged anybody - you idiot?

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  55. Judge much?!
    People leaving the country are not "defectors." They are escaping tyranny, they are not defecting against their beloved Eritrea or its people. They are defecting against the WRONGS that keep prevailing. These people paid to secure their country with their sweat, blood and lives.
    Who are you to judge these bravehearts?! What gives you the right and authority to "appear" more nationalist than these people, while you dwell in the luxury and liberties of the west. Most of these people would not make all of their sacrifice in vain by harming Eritrea even after they leave. It is the country they paid dearly to secure. They many not support the way the country is being run, but that does not mean they are defectors. The same goes for Yohannes Tiquabo. So refrain from judgement and condemnation of this proud ERITREAN, who has probably done more for his country that any of you who are stoning him.

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  56. Manuel , have u heard his interview ? A rambling , nonsense, speech in which he never even answered a single question.

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  57. I agree 1000percent with you.

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  58. As a modern & literated person,everyone must be honest for himself,family,region & COUNTRY! If Wedi Tikabo who sing saying "yigermenalo..." did as stated on this letter ' He is a man who is not honest,
    who sing what he do'nt believe!!
    I LOVE ABREHAM AFEWERKI more than all musician on this planet,
    because I think his very very interestig songs songs are his beliefs,life & his sharings for US.

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  59. Sorry for poor english language proficiency!

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  60. Did you guys saw the concert,it was"hashket" to hell with your Dixie Chicks.Hihihihihi dreamers.

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  61. What are you going to do Robel?It is been a while since he did it, so are going to wait onother 10 years.KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK

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  62. very much right Teddy...kndei zeykhedew...enkuando wedi tkabo....after all guys he's a simple artist...nothing more..

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  63. he's expressing his thoughts...and if you're not capable understanding his writing then you've a problem....

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  64. http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=kmXD3NqUdgI

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  65. Zufan haftna
    if you realy love Abraham Afwerki then did you ask your self if this lovely Eritrean singer or even was he murdered or just sunk in the red sea?

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  66. What this article does best is to totally deceive the uninformed and the politically immature sector of the society. The writer applies and latter reenforces his belief with his philosophy telling us whom we should fashionably considered as a true Eritrean. The writer quotes the interview Wedi Tikabo gave to an anti-government news outlet and uses a picture to justify an intent of his negative propaganda / PR.

    Unlike the writer of this article, Wedi Tikabo has proved his patriotism and commitment to Eritrea through his service to the nation both in times of peace and war. He might have had many ups and downs through out his career as a musician and also being in the national army. His ability to unite people through music was so invaluable at one time that some of us started considering to put his name along side Abraham Afework and Yemane Baria.


    However a minute he finds himself out of favour with some, he suffered the same fate as many Eritreans did before him, which is to be labelled Agame. Some Eritreans believe in the notion of either you are with us or you are aginst us hence "AGAME" as if Tigray people from the Agame region do not deserve to be treated as perfect human beings.


    Like any one of us Wedi Tikabo has the right to voice his concern regardless where he lands either the right, left or even centre side of the Eritrean political spectrum. To be continued...

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