Today, Addis Ababa, capital of Ethiopia is proud that it is unofficially considered the capital of Africa. The large number of embassies and international organizations represented in the city lends credence to this consideration. The following list of 20 of the most famous and celebrities Ethiopian known both in Ethiopia and internationally.
He is now retired to run, but the competition is much busy running businesses in his country Ethiopia.
Liya Kebede is a model born in Ethiopia, which is now heavily involved in philanthropy, ie maternal health.
Aster Aweke an Ethiopian born singer moved to Washington DC, where there is a large Ethiopian community.
Marcus Samuelsson is an Ethiopian born restaurateur and world-renowned chef.
A "Baby Faced Destroyer" is a long distance runner and holder of the Ethiopian world record of 5,000 meters.
Gelila Bekele is an Ethiopian model, humanitarian, social, documentary filmmaker and author.
Teddy Afro is a musician who lives in Ethiopia and is considered the most famous in the country right now. His third album "Yasteseryal" was released during the political tension of the Ethiopian election in 2005.
Sara Nuru is a German fashion model of Ethiopian origin.
Ali Birra is a singer Oromo of Ethiopia, as well as a composer and poet.
Meseret Defar of Ethiopia is a long distance runner Tola which competes primarily in the 3000 meters and 5000 meters events.