Melody and Lyrics for all songs by Helena
Minem, Negem and Ayderebim produced by Ej Rams Records
Sost Gize - Cardiac Riddim
Alayim Alsemam - Overproof Riddim
Yané produced by Rasselas
Nalegn produced by Helena and Florin Baciu
Recorded and mixed by Kush Nubia of Motosimba Music
Mastered by Lowkey of dHutty Soul Music
Life has been one hell of a journey for this young talented songstress. It seems as though she came out of her mother’s womb humming a tune, she says, as she describes the feeling she gets while singing. Her journey in the musical world took off in Montreal, Canada where she joined Tis Abay Youth Band as lead singer at the tender age of thirteen. This marked the beginning of a life on stage for her as she went on to join Jaivah Dance Troupe (formerly Nouvel Exposé) in Toronto where she honed her skills as a performer. She lived her critical teenage years juggling school and 'work' which, for her, was performing at the time. Late nights and busy weekends were the norm for years to come. These years saw the birth of various works such as her first ever singles And Ken, Ante Sew and Identity (from DJ Dani's Kiyit/Mix album) which were hits in Ethiopia and the Ethiopian community abroad. She also collaborated with Rasselas on their first Amharic Hip Hop album Guzo Wode Ethiopia, a trend setter at the time.
In 2011, finding herself at the end of her youth and beginning of adulthood, she travelled the world, opened her eyes to what previously remained concealed. In the silence of her heart, she found Tsetita (Silence), her debut album released in October, 2011.
Helena is now very excited to be sharing her latest work, The Reggae Collection - a collection of 7 original reggae tunes available for free download.
Stay tuned at HeluLive.com as she works to bring more music to your ears!