Jossy Gebre

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Jossy Gebre
Jossy Gebre

Yoseph Gebre (Amharic: ዮሴፍ ገብሬ/ጆሲ ገብሬ?) (born June 16, 1981 in Dilla, Ethiopia), also spelled Yosef Gebre, is an Ethiopian singer. He is popularly known as Jossy.

Gebre was born in 1981 in Dilla, Ethiopia to Woizero Zermechi Argaw and Ato Gebre Sherga. He attended elementary school at the local Mekane Yesus School.[1] After 6th grade, Jossy moved to Adama and attended the Nazreth #3 Elementary and Junior School. He then completed High School at Adama High School.

Jossy has been interested in music since childhood. He participated in different art projects while in elementary school. In Adama high school he worked as a school journalist and DJ presenting shows on the school PA system (known as Adama MiniMedia) during breaks. After completion of High School Jossy went into business following in the foot steps of his parents. During that time he spent his free time contributing pieces to different news papers and taking music lessons.

While taking music lessons, Jossy started networking with musicians. He also began exploring his potential as a vocalist during this period. Jossy released his first single titled “Kine” (ቅኔ) to the public via radio stations. The work was unexpectedly well received by the public.

Encouraged by this success, Jossy started pursuing a music career full-time since 2004. His single titled “Enja Yene” (እንጃ የኔ) was his first release, complete with music video. In 2005, Jossy was nominated for the Kora All Africa Music Awards under the Most Promising Artist category.[1] While all these were singles, he released his first album titled “Jossy”, containing 13 tracks, in 2006. The album featured the song titled “Metahuwa” (መጣኋ).