It has indeed come a long way. When first introduced, cinema was such a novelty for residents of Addis who associated it with the Evil One, so much so that the very first movie theater was referred to as “the Devil’s House”.
The self-proclaimed ‘spiritual revolutionary’, and the son of legendary musician, Bob Marley, Damian, has worked assiduously to carve his own niche in music history and to add a new perspective to the Marley legacy for the 21st century.
It is only true to say that the haphazard manner with which neighborhoods and road networks were historically laid out in Addis Ababa has made the work of emergency response teams difficult, thereby worsening the toll in the aftermath of accidents.
“This Gumma I received is not just mine, but is to be extended to all the people that have nurtured me and helped in my transition as an artist,” Edelwork Tassew, newly minted Gumma award recipient for best actress, told The Reporter. “I am blessed to work in an industry that is growing and producing talented film professionals.”