Menna, you found fame in the German-language region through „The Voice of Germany“. What did you hope to gain from competing in the show and were your expectations fulfilled?
I just wanted to get out of the Mainz-Bingen area and get some experience. And I succeeded in that! The dream of becoming rich and famous after a show like that is just that – a dream. But that’s not what it was about. Many elements of show business, television interviews, for example, are (now) much easier for me.
Your coach during the show was Nena. How did
that help you and your music?
It was a challenge being in Nena’s team as we work in entirely different worlds of music. But what I did learn from her was to always be yourself and that you should always try to stick to your guns.
What happened after „The Voice of Germany“?
I received bookings from clients and agencies all over Germany. And, of course, the show made organizing the tour much easier. The task now is to find a promoter or a manager who can help me reach even more people with my music.
Since when have you actually known about ENERGETIX?
I sang during an ENERGETIX event at the Eberbach Monastery in July 2013. It was a very special show for me and my pianist, Gernot Blume, because the atmosphere was just so wonderful. The sound in the church and the special audience has stayed with us.
Do you have a favourite piece of jewellery?
That changes a lot. But, at the moment, I love the golden cross chain from the „Oriental Fascination“ range. It reminds me of the traditional crosses you often see in Ethiopia.
In your brief statement published on ENERGETIX’s official Facebook page, you wrote that you always wore ENERGETIX jewellery for luck. Are you a lucky person?
I’m actually really lucky. Many things in my life just come together at the right time!
And what can your fans look forward to in future?
I’m just as curious as my fans to see what doors will be opening for me in the future. I would like to broaden the Ethiopian side of my music and find a manager who can help me perform on even bigger stages.
I’ll be singing at one of ENERGETIX’s events in January and I’m happy to do more shows for the company!
Thank you, Menna, for the great interview. We’re looking forward to seeing more of you and your band and wish you lots of success in the future!