The pop star Michael Belayneh marks his musical comeback with the track ‘Sike Eshegnshalehu’ blended with traditional music instruments; the first re-make from his popular album Ante Godana.
‘Sike Eshegnshalehu’s video shows talented and amazing traditional instrument players at their best.
According to Selam festival’s website, Michael Belayneh was born and raised in Addis Ababa. Music, for Michael, has always been a passion to live for. While attending formal education at AAU, he also started taking piano lessons at Yared Music School with a private tutor, on a part time basis. He later joined Medina Band as a part time English singer. In those years, he played at various night clubs in town with Medina and Express bands.
In 2003, Michael started producing his own solo album project with Elias Melka. While producing this album, he released his first single, the remake of Getachew Kassa’s song called Sayish Esasalehu. By 2005, his debut album called ANTE GODANA was released.This album brought Michael closer to a larger audience. The album was a huge success as it caught the hearts of music lovers in a slow but subtle way. The tracks in ANTE GODANA are deeply driven by positivity and relaxing vibes. Such songs include Sike Eshegnshalehu, Etebikishalehu, and Yefikir Mirchaye.
Tizita, a slow rock single, followed in 2010. After a long absence, Michael produced and delivered the very outstanding album, NAFKOT ENA FIKIR [meaning NOSTALGIA & LOVE in Amharic] in 2012.