Born in Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia in April of 1975, Gossaye Tesfaye grew up in a locality known as “Merkato”, labeled as the largest open market in Africa. Gossaye started his elementary education at Yekatit 23 elementary school, after which he followed up and completed secondary school at Kolfe Comprehensive Secondary School, the institution he completed high school.
Gossaye’s singing career started during these high school days, as he used to sing and entertain fellow students as a member of a music group, formed by the students’ Red Cross Society. After performing as a student singer for approximately five months at the aforementioned Red Cross Society Music Group, Gossaye joined a music and theater group, called “Mestawet”, where he built up his career along with other vocalists of his age.
Gossaye, who is endowed with a magnificent voice and marvelous singing talent kept on with his career and started performing in Addis Ababa’s night clubs since 1993. The restaurant and club, called “Shewaget” was the place, where Gossaye performed for four years, admired by many music lover and stated to become famous. Right before this, Gossaye was hired by the “Kistane Band”, where he performed for one year. Apart from his wonderful voice, Gossaye is also talented in composing melodies. Having released the following three music albums, Gossaye has become arguably one of the most well-respected male vocalists in the Ethiopian Pop Industry, being heard in the horn of africa, and all throughout the world.