Under the moniker Jemberu Demeke, Jedidiah Wondwossen represents the new generation of Ethiopian musicians who are making an effort to resonate with the glorious past of Ethiopia through music.
Jemberu, who has been generating music beats since his early preparatory school days, found the talent of singing and rap despite not having been exposed to the craft from a young age. Finding the chasm between the traditional and the modern, the old and the new is where he hopes to develop his sound. The singer has been actively producing music ever since his first encounter with hip-hop on a school service ride. Jemberu was hooked from then on and began modifying and experimenting with genres to give them a distinctly Ethiopian flavour.
The rising talent is keen to create music that speaks to listeners in more than a superficial way. Jemberu perceives music as beyond just a seductive tune, and his self-penned lyrics convey a sympathetic tale of tenacity. The up-and-coming artist who is creating waves in the Ethiopian music industry, however, is only at the beginning of his adventure.
FOLLOW JEMBERU DEMEKE