Abdu Kiar was born in Addis Mercato, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on 23 June 1976 from his father Kiar Kahssay and his mother Wuba Siraj. He is the youngest of 7 children in the family. Immediately after graduating from high school, he joined the express music band in 1997 performing dancehall, hip hop and reggae in local night clubs and coffee houses. In 1998, Abdu went to Saudi Arabia and worked as a salesman in a fashion store in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
In 2003, Abdu Kiar released his first album Merkato Sefere and joined the Ethiopian music industry. Abdu continued writing new songs and released two more albums: Fikir Bamaregna in 2006 and Minew Shewa in 2009. After taking some time off to finish school, Abdu made a comeback with his fourth studio album entitled Tikur Anbessa (Black Lion). This album, which was released in October 2015, took two years to complete and is destined to be one of the best creations of Abdu that permeates through all fabrics, conscious, and value systems of our Ethiopian society in its contemporary status quo. Abdu also contributed a song to support HIV awareness in Ethiopia. Making his world tour in different cities, Abdu Kiar performs his songs to Ethiopians all over the world.