Why Diamond and Rayvanny have been forced to cancel their show in Ethiopia

More than three senior officials have been killed

Diamond, Rayvanny and Senior officers Killed in Ethiopia

Diamond Platnumz and his WCB signee Rayvanny have been forced to cancel their upcoming show in Ethiopia following the recent coup attempt.

The two were scheduled to perform at the Gofere AfroBeats Festival in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia alongside other celebrities (June 29th), but due to the political unrest in the country the show has been postponed to a later date.

“Gofere AfroBeats Festival in Addis, Ethiopia has been postponed till further notice due to the Tragic Incidents that happened in Ethiopia... I send my deepest condolences to the affected families and to the people of Ethiopia. 🇪🇹🇪🇹 .....A new Date shall be announced very soon....” shared Diamond.

Amhara region

Over the weekend, Ethiopia was hit with a coup attempt in its Amhara region in which it's President Ambachew Mekonnen, attorney general and a top adviser were all killed.

On Wednesday, tens of thousands of Ethiopians gathered to mourn the senior officials who lost their lives in the coup.

"The fallen will be remembered for generations to come for their contribution to the region and the whole country.We will find out the motives and interests of those who committed this barbaric act." said Deputy Prime Minister Demeke Mekonnen.

Hit squad

The authorities say the three were killed by a "hit squad" under the orders of Amhara security Chief Asaminew Tsige, an ethno-nationalist reportedly facing removal over his attempts to form a militia.

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