Eritrean / London
Helen hails from the Tigrinya ethnic group.
She began her musical career early, at the age of eight, when she joined the Kassala, Sudan-based Red Flowers band (ቀያሕቲ ዕምባባ). The group was formed by the Eritrean People’s Liberation Front (EPLF)’s local education branch. With the band, she performed in different parts of Sudan as a lead singer.
At the age of 13, Helen joined the EPLF, where she was enrolled in the organization’s revolutionary school. She is known for her successful transition from ex-war combatant with the group to prominent singer. In 2007, Helen married Eritrean saxophonist Issac Asefaw.
Vol. 1 – Kuhulay Segen – 1997
Vol. 2 – ‘Ti Gezana – 1998 (Remix of Tebereh Tesfahuney Oldies)
Mamina (Remix of Amleset Abay Oldies) feat. Amleset Abay
Vol. 3 – Remix Of Kuhulay Segen – 2000
Vol. 4. – Res’ani – 2003
Vol. 5 – Halewat – 2006