Samra Tesfaye Bio: Facts About The Weekend’s Mother
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- Name: Samra Tesfaye
- Ethnicity: African
- Gender: Female
- Birthplace: Ethiopia
- Nationality: Ethiopians, Canadian
Samra Tesfaye is popularly known as the mother of the Canadian artist and record producer, Abel Tesfaye, known by his stage name, The Weekend.
Samra migrated from Ethiopia to Canada, and not much about her early life is known to the public.
Her last name, “Tesfaye” is adopted from her former husband’s name with whom they share a child.
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The exact time Samra was married to her former husband is not known, and what led to their separation or divorce hasn’t been revealed to the media either. The former couple shares a son, The Weekend, who was born on February 16, 1990. The Weekend was raised by her mother and grandmother.
His grandmother taught him how to speak their native language, Amharic while he was living with her. The Weekend is fluent in Amharic, even though he was born in Canada.
After The Weekend graduated from high school, he proceeded to college, but his dream to be a college graduate was short-lived as he dropped out of college after realizing his talent in music.
Samra Tesfaye and Makkonen Tesfaye’s relationship
Samra and Makkonen were married and immigrants from Ethiopia, the former couple shares a son, Abel Tesfaye, popularly known as The Weekend.
The exact time Samra tied the knot with Makkonen is not known, and details about their relationship haven’t been revealed to the media.
Samra gave birth to The Weekend in Scarborough, Ontario, Canada, nothing suggested that Makkonen was present at the birth of their child.
The exact time the former couple separated is not known, but it’s more likely they split up when The Weekend was still young.
The Weekend didn’t have a lot of relationship with his father, it is not known if he is back home in Ethiopia or Canada.
His family fled Ethiopia during the “Red Terror” mass massacre of people.
Samra Tesfaye’s only child, The Weekend
The Weekend came into the spotlight after uploading several songs of his on youtube under his stage name, ‘The Weekend’.
His full name is Abel Makkonen Tesfaye. He started his career with three mixtapes, “House of Balloons”, “Thursday”, and “Echoes of Silence” all in 2011 which boost his career positively.
After his mixtapes, The Weekend released many more songs.
His debut studio album sold over 96,000 copies within a week, meanwhile, his compilation album, “Trilogy went platinum in Canada and America, and within a week, it sold 86,000 copies and eventually reached double platinum status in Canada.
Apart from being fluent in Amharic, The Weekend is also fluent in French.
Facts about Samra Tesfaye
- She single-handedly raised her son, The Weekend after her separation from her former husband.
- Samra migrated from Ethiopia in the 1980s
- Her former husband’s name is Makkonen Tesfaye
- Her age or early life is not known to the media, she keeps her private life away from the limelight