By De Birhan Media
05 July 2012
Dear De Birhan’s readers,
This is a extraordinary.
The Birthday of Ethiopia’s exceptional King, our most dearest King of Kings Emperor (Emyee) Menelik II is fastly approaching. It is on 17 August. The preparation is on. One of De Birhan’s readers and good colleague has sent us a big surprise last weekend. We have kept it with us for a while but now is the time for you our esteemed readers to listen to it. It is Emperor Menelik’s voice. Yes his VOICE!
Yes Emeoror Emperor Menelik II who was baptized as Sahle Maryam in Angolela, Debre Birhan, was Negus/King of Shewa (1866-1889), then Nəgusä Nägäst (King of Kings) of Ethiopia from 1889 until his death 12 December 1913. Yes the King we dearly call Emeyee. The King who paid his blood and flesh to keep today’s Ethiopian territorial and national sovereignty by for the first time defeating a Northern closing nation, Italy at the battle of Adewa.
It is his voice. We bet you never heard of it.
According to our source (knowledgeable and very close to such materials) who sent us the clip, ” the recorded message Emperor Menelik was sent to Queen Victoria few years before he died.”.
Speaking in Amharic Language, Emperor Menelik lays out the issue of Metema, a border town between North West Ethiopia and Sudan plainly to Queen Victoria.
You listen the rest yourself only here at De Birhan or De Birhan. We have archived it on Internet Archive.
We owe our deepest gratitude to the person who sent us this rare and most historical record of His Imperial Majesty the Exceptional King, Emperor Emyee Menelik II.