Ethiopian national anthem singing competition

Melat Mulugeta

Following the downfall of the Derg regime, Ethiopia adopted the current national anthem in 1992. The General Provision to the Ethiopian Constitution in Article 4 says that the anthem “shall reflect the ideals of the Constitution, the Commitment of the Peoples of Ethiopia to live together in a democratic order and of their common destiny.” A national anthem is one of the most sacred things as a citizen since it is a song of pride and patriotism. However, statistics show only a few percentages of people know the lyrics and rhyme of national anthem. Mereja TV set out to test how many know the national anthem of Ethiopia.