Celebrities in Ethiopia

Mulugeta Abate songwriter, arranger, lyricist
Gezahegne Abera Olympic medalist, athlete
Fisseha Adugna ambassador
Teddy Afro singer
Mahmoud Ahmed singer
Haddis Alemayehu novelist
Zeresenay Alemseged paleoanthropologist
Abebe Aregai former prime minister
Berhane Asfaw paleoanthropologist
Senait Ashenafi actress
Mulatu Astatke musician
Aster Aweke singer
Bahrey monk, historian, ethnographer
Argaw Bedaso singer
Bezunesh Bekele cross-country runner
Gelila Bekele activist
Kenenisa Bekele Olympic medalist , long-distance runner
Yosef Ben-Jochannan writer, historian
Tafari Benti Brigadier general, former head of state
Eyasu Berhe singer, writer, producer, poet
Taytu Betul former empress consort
Abebe Bikila Olympic medalist, marathon runner
Alexander Boghossian painter
Meseret Defar Olympic medalist, long-distance runner
Hailemariam Desalegn prime minister
Tamrat Desta singer
Ejegayehu Dibaba Olympic medalist, long-distance runner
Tirunesh Dibaba Olympic medalist, long-distance runner
Tesfaye Dinka former acting prime minister
Tewolde Berhan Gebre Egziabher scientist
Kitaw Ejigu scientist
Makonnen Endelkachew former prime minister
Alemayehu Eshete singer
Sebhat Gebre-Egziabher writer
Yohannes Gebregeorgis founder of Ethiopia Reads
Eleni Zaude Gebre-Madhin economist
Tsegaye Gebre-Medhin poet, playwright, essayist, art director
Haile Gebrselassie Olympic medalist, long-distance runner
Haile Gerima filmmaker
Tilahun Gessesse singer
Negasso Gidada former president
Gigi singer
Fitawrari Habte Giyorgis politician
Aklilu Habte-Wold former prime minister
Sossina M. Haile scientist
Gebrel Hanna dabtara (lay person of religious learning)
Youssouf Hersi footballer
Walda Heywat philosopher
Mikael Imru former prime minister
Ephraim Isaac scholar
Afevork Ghevre Jesus writer
Moges Kebede author, essayist, editor
Kenna musician
Tesfaye Gebre Kidan general, politician
Werknesh Kidane Olympic medalist, long-distance runner
Wosene Worke Kosrof painter
Tamirat Layne former acting prime minister
Aklilu Lemma physician, scientist
Endelkachew Makonnen former prime minister
Tafari Makonnen politician
Julie Mehretu painter
Zelalem Mekuria songwriter, lyricist, record producer
Menelik I former emperor
Menelik II former emperor
Dinaw Mengestu novelist, writer
Seyoum Mesfin politician, diplomat
Birtukan Mideksa politician, judge
LoLa Monroe actress
Aida Muluneh photographer, artist
Berhanu Nega economic professor
Eskinder Nega journalist
Arkebe Oqubay politician
Queen of Sheba Queen regent
Marcus Samuelsson chef
Haile Selassie I former emperor
Imru Haile Selassie former prime minister
Heruy Welde Sellase politician, writer
Amda Seyon I former emperor
Hailu Shawul engineer
Lencho Skibba footballer
Alebachew Teka comedian
Afewerk Tekle painter
Abiye Teklemariam journalist
Theodros Teshome filmmaker
Ydnekatchew Tessema footballer
Tewodros II former emperor
Demese Tsege author, journalist
Derartu Tulu Olympic medalist, long-distance runner
Wolde Tzaddick politician
Luciano Vassalo footballer
Wayna singer
Alemayahu Fentaw Weldemariam intellectual
Fikre Selassie Wogderess former prime minister
Mamo Wolde Olympic medalist, long-distance runner
Million Wolde Olympic medalist, athlete
Girma Wolde-Giorgis president
Mesfin Woldemariam activist, philosopher
Asrat Woldeyes surgeon, professor
Legesse Wolde-Yohannes scientist
Asnaketch Worku singer
Mengistu Worku footballer
Zara Yacob philosopher, former emperor
Saint Yared composer
Dawit Yifru keyboardist, music arranger
Miruts Yifter Olympic medalist, athlete
Hailu Yimenu former acting prime minister
Yohannes IV former emperor
Meles Zenawi former prime minister