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Thursday, May 17, 2007

Counterfeit Solomon Tekalign

(By Ethio-Zagol)
There was something phony about Solomon Tekalign. His over-the-edge patriotism(bordering bigotry), vitriolic rhetoric, implausible sense of self-importance and tendency to exaggerate his political persecution all suggest a Lidetu in artist's clothing. Now that he has chosen to enjoy Al Amoudi's consummate hospitality at the grand Sheraton in Addis, his veil is taken down big time.

42 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi

I can not believe what I read about Solomon. Is that true ?

darew said...

I saw Solomon leading (its true!) a demonstration in Atlanta during the soccer games a couple of years back. I could not beleive the organizers allowed him to do and say whatever his fancy tells him to do. I was ashamed then. I even thought of staying out of the rally.
He had good protest songs in the past only because the lyrics were written by someone else.
A lot of people confuse the singer with the words in the songs.
Solomon took advantage of that confusion. Let this be a lesson to all opposition groups.

Anonymous said...

I am sure he must have a new album praising woyane! Otherwise even the woyane in Addis Ababa will not tolerate his new skin !!! These are the people who drove eithiopia to the point that we are in. What a pathetic person ...Solomon Tekalign...ya indeed!!!

Anonymous said...

Halo E.Z how are you? I don't know any thing about Mr.Solomon dear: of his party affilation,plitical views or his professional aspirations.These days the only issues that interest me are those that have to do bringing ,the diverse groups of our people ,and the many individuals that adher different political lines together.I mean I am excited ,and look forward to see our working towards the goal of resolving ,the long standing problems through discussion.I think ,more than any thing else, we need to master the art of living together,and build a consensus against the belligerent regime.When we move in this direction ,with out drifting from our principle, we will be in the right track.
You take care!

Anonymous said...

He really needs Aba Tsebel
Enderechut!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Hey EZ!!!!

Thanks for the update.

I couldn't believe it - this guy has even a song called "Woyannie". This is a proof that Lidetu is not the only guy who tried his best to pretend a patriot when he is really a true banda who will die for money.

If there is any use - the Woyannies will use Solomon and spit him out. He is not even a good singer - he survived as a singer because people bought his lie as a patriot.

Hodam Azmarie!!

Anonymous said...

Shame to the Shameless.

Shiftaw K.

Anonymous said...

Gebru from Awasa:

For the anonymous above (9:56AM)

You are 100% correct on you assesment about this traitor called Solomon Tekaligne. I was not surprised by his current flip flop. I met this guy for the first time in person while I was in Germany for bussiness and he was there in Nurenburg at one night to sing. Ofcourse the croud was confused by what he said with who he really was. After the first touchy couple songs, there was a break and I had a chance to chat with him for a short period of time. I know for sure about the writer who gave him the songs he played during that night and unfortunatley this great Ethiopian song writer (Temesgen Teka) passed away withen the same year Solomon was singing a son that was written by his long time good friend Temesgen. I was so up set by Solomon`s short lived memory. He could not remember Temesgen at all. After that short conversation with him, that was it for me. This guy has a big body but very small brain if he has any. He is called in my home country languge, `agases`.
GOD BLESS ETHIOPIA.

Anonymous said...

It is the most puzzling of all defections in our times, of course next to Lidetu Ayalew (the new TPLF CC MEMBER). I think Solomon is a childish BORCHAM animal. He is going to addis because he never fit in Atlanta, no one liked him there. When I was in Atlanta he was the talk of the tea rooms. Especially since he came back after visiting the EPPF. He lied about is, first he told us all he was happy and he enjoyed the movement he was very encouraged by the turnout. Then he came to Hager Fikr Radio program to say all bad things about the people who unlike Solomon get paid or sleep in a comfort of cleen sheets. These people are younger than him, they are skinnier than him, and they are more patriotic than him. If he was unhappy about their movement, all he had to do was be quiet not slander them on public. He was trusted and allowed to see young men who went out to fight TPLF. It is sad in deed to see someone like Solomon trash these young folks.

It is unbelieveable to see Solomon switch team in the middle of the game, that shows imaturity. People with dignity would keep quiet if they felt they mad a mistake, not come out and slander the other group. How sad. Just for money people like Solomon has a TPLF characteristics. He will be rejected after being used up like a paper cup, he doesn't know what is waiting for him.

Anonymous said...

"This guy,[Solomon Tekalegn], has a big body but very small brain". I like the way you expressed his character. Yes, indeed he is a business minded man

Anonymous said...

The guy is a sellout who does anything for his belly. People aho know him personaly are not surprised by his latest move to join the weyane club. He is only exposing himself ala Ledetu style.

Anonymous said...

Frew from Germany:
I agree with the above anonymous.
I remember in the year 2000 in Nurenberg when Solomon was singing-hulum zero zero and I also know Temesgen Teka. Solomon`s famous albums were all written by this great writer and it was a shame for Solomon to forget Temesgen.

Anonymous said...

Zeru Hagos of Aiga forum wrote, "Solomon should be able to get the holly of the holly Tsebel to cleanse him thoroughly! If you allow me Solomon, I recommend you to go to Debre Damo! ... Your hurtful songs were targeted to a section of proud Tigreans. Trust me you have hurt me more than Hailu Shawel or the hooligans in Addis did."

Source: Aiga Forum

It seems that Solomon didn’t understand the vengeance behaviours of the TPLF unless he should spread their rotten xenophobic propaganda through music. But the problem here is nobody would listen to his music anymore. Solomon made a political suicide. I am sure the TPLF will retaliate him by its "Use and throw" policy.

King_FU from Amsterdam

Anonymous said...

There are old proverbs "Shallo brooks are noisy" & "
Still waters run deep", Solomon's behavior coincides with the first one. His nonjudgmental attitude, his impulsivness, undisciplined attitude, his I know all assumptions, his narrow vision are real symptoms of a schizophrenic illence. Solomon doesn't ask himself the following questions. What am I to influence the course of envents in Ethiopia? By what knowledge and understanding that on the complex problems of Ethiopia am I entitled to decide what is best for GOD'S country Ethiopia? Who am I to play God? Is that a risk?

Solomon has one motto. PLAY NOW AND PAY LATER!!! HE IS ACTUALLY LINING HIS POCKET at the expense of others. I am afraid that he will be in trouble if the Eritreans release some sensitive and undisclosed information about him in Asmara. He has even a short memory forgetting all his interviews ans "
Akaki Zerafs"in Asmara. What a shame to this man!!!. He did talk a great talk in Asmara about Woyane. He is in the middle of gangerous crocodile infested water. Let the almighty God help him clean his soul & body.

Anonymous said...

Solonon has one Motto. PLAY NOW AND PAY LATER!! He is lining his pocket at the expense of others. Infact he is in the middle of wild, dangerous crocodile infested water. I am wondering what he is going to say when the Merebmilashi will release some sensitive material about him!!

Anonymous said...

I don't really know why we let people like Solomon and that little boy (what is his name?) dominate the political scene. I am highly against giving forum for every insignificant adventrues such people undertake.

In such struggles, it is not uncommon to have defectors. In fact, the most important successes of TPLF/EPLF's armed struggle came from Ethiopian generals who were swayed to sacrifice their fronts for money.

This blog has a great focus. Greater than even the main opposition sites. We have to maintain that focus to unite the struggle aginst tyranny and move us forward.

Anonymous said...

Just wait Solomon will be used and discarded. The Woyannies are good at this.

Solomon is not a good singer - he can only survive as a singer by singing about Ethiopia. And that option is now closed.

He is a disgusting humanbeing as that of Lidetu.

Anonymous said...

who is solomon tekaling after all?
don't give him space like this.
come on.........

sony said...

I can understand Solomon's disappointment, but does he have to swing like pendulum from one corner to the other?

Anonymous said...

BTW was this guy not on the list of 130 or so people convicted for "treason & genocide"? What kind of deal did he hammer with tplf to go back to Addis?

Anonymous said...

Hi EZ
I am a great fan because i beleive your insider info is interesting and informative. However sometimes i fear we ethiopians engage in mass hysteria and tend to admonish anyone who happen to have slightly changes his mind.
If anytime someone gives the appearance that he supported EPRDF we jump on the bandwagon and pillor this person, it means we cannot accomodate differences.

I am sure after so many ink have been used to liken EPRDF with the fascist and genocidal regime of Hitler, if EPRDF release our leaders tomorrow and grant their wishes we will change our tunes, i think we should be more nuanced as politics is the art of the possible. i am always puzzled how the diaspora opposition parties have singulalrly failed to attract tigreans who live abroad to join them and gain position of influence.


before anyone says i am an apologist for EPRDF i just think EPRDF is part of the fabric of our politics and we should try our best to encourage their own supporters to work within rather shout from outside.

i am always puzzled when people refer to EPRDF as fascist regime when our leaders were prepared to work within the system if EPRDF were to agree to build institution for the next elections , to our collective dismay EPRDF refused,

this does not mean we should not have robust debate and denounce EPRDF in respect of individual policies but to talk like this is a regime no one cannot do business with, is misconceived, we should stop seeing the world in white and black and accept there are shades of grey.
Pls accept EZ my greatest admiration.

Anonymous said...

Most of you claim that you saw Solomon was moron, imposter, etc long before he decided to officially join EPRDF. My question to you is: why didn't you say so then? Why did you have to wait until he expressed his opinion about the so-called movement? And how many hodams, morons, pretenders, etc are you embracing within Kinijit right now? From what I see, you say "all hail Lidetu/Solomon" and then you turn around and say "Lidetu Leba, I knew this was coming" when they change course. Perhaps this Kinijit thing is a collection of hyena-like people who are ready to attack when one of your kind gets ahead of you. Hey guys, you all need a Debre Damo Tsebel.

Zeru Hagos, JR

Anonymous said...

Having followed the saga surrounding Solomon, I came with one conclusion. i.e. the only loser is Solomon himself. We have marched with Solomon in the streets of USA so many times. How someone with the right mind throw all these respect, love, admiration.. in a passing river in split of an eye? I honestly doubt his mental well being. So long, mengedun cherq yarglet. The struggle against tyranny continuous with or without Solomon.

Kidetu=Yihuda=Lidetu is try to become a fish thrown out the water, i.e. once the fish is out of the water it is a dead one unless it’s thrown back in the water immediately. He thinks he can fool the Ethiopian people for the second time, too late, no more. The people spit him. It’s too late to get back to the water as a dead fish.

With the right mind, Solomon doesn’t join the Kidetu camp.

Yastezazibenal yichi qen talfina.

Anonymous said...

Come on Everybody.You all are right.Ethiopians are wise enough who really belongs to the people.
yesterday i saw the same story of a traitor on aljazeera,who after being arrested by the occupation forces of israel and later spyied on his own people esp the islamic jihad resistance group for targeted killings.his father cannot believe it.please watch it.
Now,
check the following pro-ruling group website:you will find
solomon tekalign proudly posted under the weyane flag.
http://www.addiszefen.com

Also today\\\\\\\'s gov affiliated addis admas has a story of him but didnot even try to speculate or be surprised by him.Traitors goes down in history.

Nebiyou D said...

If what I read on EZ about this man is true, whoever wrote the lyrics for him, he played the following song very well:

"engdih sewoch bedenb atinu
keftual zemenu, sew atmenu"

In my opinion, Solomon's prophesy is unprecedented, should be given more weight than his hypocrisy!

The good thing is, he anounced his political death several months ago, perhaps also giving the tribute of the above song to himself.
What happended this time is a conclusion of an unfinished business__ his political funeral. No need to mourn over it (save those who gave him the benefit of the doubt).

After all, death is one and doesn't come in many colors!

Anonymous said...

i have heard about this Guy around 20 years ago. He had said "I make my Shulder wider,in order to dry my sweet under my arm", as he was confronted by someone (lemin deretihin tinefaleh?). I didn't liked him even if he sang patriotik songs. He is a person without Personality. NO WONDER WE HAVE A BUNCH OF LIKE HIM,SADISH BUT TRUE.

Anonymous said...

Hey Zagol - can you confirm the news that there are four kinijit members, name not known so far that are sentenced to 20 years each....source tell us they were sent to Zeway.

Berhanu
www.korokonch.com

Anonymous said...

my ppl and EZ iwant to write something very important ,ie why are we boycoted solomons "yekiskesa" song cause it is writen by patriot ethiopian "Temesgen Teka" he wanted to send a massage to ethiopian people through the songs which he wrote the so called "solomon tekalign" is only the instrument who sownded the song so my advise is we have to air the songs of "Temesgen Teka" which sounded by solomon tekalign in every radoi stations to come to ethiopian people ....for me the songs have nothing to do with "solomon tekalign" ....they are spetial massages from"Temesgen Teka"to ethiopiam people so we ve to respect it thank you!!

Anonymous said...

very important ,i why are we boycoted solomons yekiskesa song cause it is writen by patriot ethiopian Temesgen Teka he wanted to send a massage to ethiopian people through the songs which he wrote solomon tekalign is only the instrument who sownded the song so my advise is we have to air the songs of Temesgen Teka which sounded by solomon tekalign in every radoi stations to come to ethiopian people for me the songs have nothing to do with solomon tekalign they are spetial massages from Temesgen Teka to ethiopiam people so we ve to respect it

Anonymous said...

Hey Zagol, at the end of last week we have recieved a report that on wednesday there were about four kinijit people were sentenced to 20 years of imprisment. government owned medias didn't cover it at all....

korokonch team

Anonymous said...

The only loser here is Solomon himself. We have marched with him in streets of USA against the tyrant regime in Ethiopia. He shouldn't throw all the respect, love, admiration in the passing river.

Anonymous said...

... I am confused here. The five or six lines EthioZagol comment above about Solomon is too vague which is not supported by fact.
What surprised me most is those people who started to comment as if the EthioZago comment gave them any info on Solomon. Because EthioZagol wrote points you agree, doesn't mean that you should agree every line of their comment and ... worst exaggerate.
EthioZagol, please expand your comment above to make sense ... otherwise, it is no better than a cheap 'Hamete '. thx

Anonymous said...

This is out there only to get the money he is promised to. He has flip floped on many issues and has shown his true colors lately.

He is more of a con artist who has purposely and carefully positioned himself to extort financial gains from anybody when opportunities nock at his door.

Based on his past history, he will most likely snatch or extort some money from either the Sheikh or other agents or the regime and re-surface once again on the opposition side. We will wait and see.

Seleshi

Anonymous said...

DAMN SOLOMON

Anonymous said...

dros!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I know solomen(as he spells his name)very closely. The only reason solomon went is to get some money from the sheik. He will fly back right away. He was salivating for the sheik's m
oney. Take my word. b

asko said...

oh!

I was of the opinion that everyone is entitled to have own stand in ethiopian politics and was tempted to write a day before saying let leave Solomon alone. today I came across his interview on aigaforum. listening to that nauseate me. He has cheap political agenda. I think he is paid for coming and doing this. (disguise others, to come for the mellinium) How can he dare to do that to Ethiopians? Don't he know he can afford a bread and fill his big stomach for himself only when the people of ethiopia are willing to buy his crap. His deeds are flagrant he must be in collusion with woyane and by extension that brain dead HODAM SHEKI

let us say he is entitled to his opinion but how come he says diaspora politics is untipeace? who the heck is he to judge that?He is telling as Addis Ababa is safe and people are happy but we know it what is happening in our own homes.

I think he made the biggest mistake of his life, now he is dead both professionally and politically!!

mama ethiopia, why your children stub you like this? why do not u say enough is enough!

patriotic-ethiopian said...

Don't worry about Solomon Tekalign he has said plenty of things against WOYANNIE. It's like encouraging everyone to come out and participate in DEMOCRACY in Ethiopia and vote for their favorite party and when the Ethiopian people did then TPLF gets upset and vindictive as to why WOYANNIE did not receive the majority of electorate's favorite. Now the Ethiopian people are paying the price for choosing their favorite party. Solomon will pay the price for betraying his people, as an Artist he should have stood with the people but he chose to cash on his fame at the expense of the people.

He was judged in absentia and the verdict was treason, Let's see how TPLF handles this. Our leaders held on treason charges are languishing in a small room jail cell. Let's see how real Ethiopian constitution Meles speak of repeatedly.

TPLF HAS BEEN TELLING EVERYONE ETHIOPIAN JUDICIARY SYSTEM IS INDEPENDENT OF POLITICAL INTERFERENCE ND SEPARATE FROM GOVERNMENT. SOLOMON TEKALIGNE HAS ALREADY BEEN CONVICTED BY THIS "INDEPENDENT JUDICIARY SYSTEM" IF THAT IS TRUE THEN TPLF/WOYANNIE CANNOT DO ANYTHING TO SAVE SOLOMON TEKALIGNE FROM THE ELECTRIC CHAIRE. BECAUSE THEY CANNOT INTERFERE INTO AN INDEPENDENT JUDICIARY SYSTEM. THAT MEANS HE HAS TO SERVE HIS TERM NO MATTER WHAT, IF THEY SAVE HIM THAT MEANS THE JUDICIARY SYSTEM IS CONTROLLED BY TPLF. HENCE THE HOLDING OF THE CUDP LEADERSHIP IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL AND ILLEGAL, THERFORE THEY MUST BE FREED AT ONCE WITHOUT ANY PRECONDITION!

HOWEVER, IF THE ETHIOPIAN JUDICIARY SYSTEM IS INDEPENDENT AND IMPARTIAL THEN SOLOMON MUST SERVE HIS TREASONOUS VERDICT! LET'S SEE HOW MELES THE SMARTEST GUY WHO IS THE DEFENDER OF THE CONSTITUTION HANDLES THIS DILEMMA. EITHER THE CUDP LEADERSHIP HELD IN JAIL IS ILLEGAL OR SOLOMON TEKALIGNE HAS TO SERVE HIS TERM LIKE EACH AND EVERY ETHIOPIAN. MELES HAS TO SHOW NO FAVORITISM TO SOLOMON JUST BECAUSE HE PRAISED TPLF. JUSTICE IN ETHIOPIA HAS TO BE IMPARTIAL JUDICIARY SYSTEM FOR ALL, ANYTHING LESS WE DO NOT ACCEPT. HENCE THE ETHIOPIAN JUDICIARY SYSTEM IS NOT INDEPENDENT FROM GOVERNMENT; THEREFORE IT IS INVALID!!!

EZ, can you please bring Ethiopian judiciary expert and discuss the case and explain to us whether or not Ethiopian judiciary system is independent of external interference?

PATRIOTIC ETHIOPIAN

Anonymous said...

I just want to get information about what happend by the time solomon visited Asmara Some peopel are saying that he was given huge amount of money from isayas so that he can pass it to particular peopel It is sayed that he4 took the money and now he is changing side Any way Solomon is not important enough to be given an attention

Anonymous said...

The infamous Solomon Tekalegn is a political prostitute.
He used to attend the political events mainly for the free food and drinks to stuff his fat stomach.
He also spoke on the radio statinons and political rallies to bash the TPLF as he was trying to paid back by the opposition.

Anonymous said...

Solomon Tekalign beaten in Sheraton Hotel!

(EMF) 25 May 2007-- Solomon Tekalign got beaten up in Addis Ababa Sheraton Hotel owned by the RULING PARTY, (however registered under the billionaire Mohamed Alamoudi) last night, eyewitness told to EMF. Solomon was beaten so much that his face was covered with blood and an Ambulance had to come to take him to the special Hospital only open to the TPLF/WOYANNIE RULING PARTY.

"I have seen Solomon Tekalign at Sheraton Addis, gas light first. He unexpectedly went to the back and we heard hot argument after 20 minutes. Most of us didn't expect fight but it happened… Police was called and Solomon Tekalign has been taken with his bleeding nose to get first aid. That was what I have seen at the gas light…" said the eye witness. Adding, "I have left while Police surrounding the area." After the eyewitness left for fear of TPLF AGAZI SECRET SECURITY APPARATUS he heard there was further commossion in the area and securty forces in collaboration with federal police sealed the area. From his observation the eye witness deduced this, "I can assure you one thing, Solomon is not going to perform in front of Ethiopians... he might perform his songs in TPLF highly secured places, not for Ethiopian public." Solomon left last week for Addis after 10 years of self imposed exile in the USA.

DC Embassy sources told EMF that he gave a confidential video document about patriotic front, a document he got from his visit in Asmara, to the TPLF. In response he received a handsome compensation ($10,000 US) from TPLF/WOYANNIE Embassy in DC and he also got his case dropped so he can travel around, especially, TPLF controlled parts of Ethiopia. Mean while Meles Zenawi's aigaforum had warned Solomon saying, "Your hurtful songs were targeted to a section of proud Tigreans. Trust me you have hurt me more than Hailu Shawel or the hooligans in Addis did."

Anonymous said...

I heard the turncoat Solomon Tekalegn's interview with the TPLF propognda machine.
I was appalled when I heard his interview. He tried to act as a scholar, a political scientist and an economist. But, the content of his talk shows how moron he is.
He doesn't have any knowledge about the world financial instatutes, but he talks rubbish talk about how world bank works.
I am lost...Can one be a scholar by living in America for ten years?
He has a shanti music shop in the suburb of Atlanta. It is a type of Shemsu's shop that you see in most addis streets.
Rummors has it that he was coping copy writed songs and he was sued for that.