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.
Tewodros Kassahun on his part said “…due to the error of the magazine, my photo was printed along side a different quote which is not in line with my belief or journey.”
In its statement, HEINEKEN Breweries S.C. disclosed that the company has decided not to pursue the sponsorship concert tour. “We regret that we will disappoint those who were looking forward to the concert tour; however we have decided not to pursue the sponsorship of the concert tour.” the statement added.