Dawit Teklsenbet


Dawit Teklsenbet popularly known as Shilan is a legendary Eritrean artist. Born in 1977 in Asmara, Shilan is one of inspirational artists that Eritrea has produced. He made an appearance on the music scene in Eritrea in 1995 during the third round of national service. When the national service started organizing a music group, Sawa National Service Music Group, he was selected as a musician and singer.

The first song he produced while at Sawa was 'Ati Ertra Adei Shewit Lemlem', which he presented during the graduation ceremony, where government officials, invited guests and members of the graduating batch were present. The song received widespread acclaim, marking the beginning of his musical career. To date, Shilan has more than 60 songs to his name.

ERAsmara, Eritrea


Dawit Shilan
Profile added by In-house East Africa on 16 Sep 2016