Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Eyob Mekonnen laid to rest

(Aug 21, 2013, Addis Ababa, (ERTA))--Popular Ethiopian reggae singer Eyob Mekonnen was laid to rest on Wednesday in Addis Ababa in the presence of his family, fans and friends. Eyob passed on in Nairobi on Sunday where he had been flown in for specialized treatment after he suffered a stroke last Tuesday in Addis Ababa.

Eyob was flown into Nairobi on Saturday; his body was flown back home on Tuesday. The fans of the 37-year-old musician helped raise funds for his treatment after the stroke to facilitate for his medication and care in Nairobi.

Eyob was born in the small town of Jijiga, in eastern Ethiopia. Eyob in his early days formed a five man group called Zion Band which offered a regae beat with a distinctive Ethiopian cast.

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