The news of Hagos Gebrehiwet’s untimely death on August 13, 2020 has sent shock waves throughout the nation and among his community and supporters.
Artist Hagos Gebrehiwet is survived by his loving and wonderful wife of more than 30 years Weizero Hirut Arage and his three children: Bereket, Halewat and Ezana.
Hagos Gebrehiwet was a much loved, admired, and respected singer, songwriter, and composer of Tigrigna music. His colorful and melodic Tigrigna songs have been widely admired and revered in the Tegaru community.
Those in the profession of music fervently believe that a large part of being a successful singer is the ability to “put over a song.” To accomplish this, the singer must be able to connect to the music emotionally and to convey that emotion to the audience, in addition to being a craftsman who irons out the musical kinks. A good singer doesn’t just have a good voice; he is one who always understands the meaning and purpose of the song and is committed to signing it to those for whom it is meaningful. Hagos Gebreheiwet was a great singer.