Coca Cola Drops Teddy Afro’s World Cup Anthem
Awramba Times (Addis Ababa) – Popular Ethiopian singer Teddy Afro announced the cancellation of his Ethiopian version of World cup anthem and called on his fans to boycott Coca-Cola products.
Teddy said in a statement that he invested his time, energy, and artistic wisdom to his level best in his bid to achieve the best possible TV production called “Togetherness”. However the company refused to release his song as an Ethiopian version of World Cup Anthem
On the other hand, reliable sources close to Coca Cola company told awramba times that the anthem sung by Teddy Afro has failed to impress Coca Cola and the soccer fans in Ethiopia and that was the reason behind the cancellation.
Last January, Bedele brewery, Heineken NV’s subsidiary in Ethiopia had officially cancelled Teddy Afro’s nationwide “Journey of Love” Concert after thousands of activists from the Oromo ethnic group called on Bedele brewery to stop sponsoring Tewodros Kassahun’s nationwide tour.
Please read Teddy Afro’s press release here.