Rising star Mikaya dies at the age of 37

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Addis Ababa, December 25 (WIC) - Mikaya Behailu, a rising young Ethiopian Singer and Song Writer, died last night at Tikur Anbessa Hospital.
The singer was reportedly in and out of hospital since September 2013 before her condition worsened two weeks ago. She was pronounced dead at around 9 PM on Tuesday, December 24, 2013.
Mikaya released her first album titled "Shemametew" in April 2007 which was slowly well received by music lovers. The album comprises eleven songs, eight of them are written by her and the other three in collaboration with her producer Elias Melka.
Mikaya, who received her bachelor’s degree in Ethiopian Language Literature and Culture Communication from Addis Ababa University, was in her final years of completing her MA on Documentary Linguistics and Culture from the same university.
Before fully immersing herself to the music industry, Mekaya worked as a teacher at various schools in Addis Ababa.
The funeral of this talented singer, who was a mother of a four year old daughter, will take place later today at Lebu Cemetery.

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