Bruktawit Getahun(Ge'ez: ብሩክታዊት ጌታሁን) , better known by her stage name Betty G, is an Ethiopian singer and songwriter.
Betty G was born as Bruktwait Getahun in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. She attended Lycee Gebre Mariam, a French High School. She later joined the Commercial College of Addis Ababa and a French University, Universite de L”IAE Politier, via correspondence, graduating in 2009 with a dual degree in Office Management and General Management. With a music career starting humbly during her High School days, Betty G’s stature has today seen her collaborate with several prominent Ethiopian artistes including Teddy Afro, Zeritu Kebede, Jhonny Raga and Natael Ayalew (Nhatty Man). On Coke Studio Africa 2017, Betty G will be collaborating with Cameroonian music group: X-Maleya as produced by Nigeria’s Chopstix.
Getahun released her debut studio album entitled Manew Fitsum in 2015.
In 2018, Getahun released her critically acclaimed sophomore album entitled Wegegta which earned her 6 AFRIMA nominations. The album was produced by Yamlu Molla who was also nominated for an AFRIMA Award.
She has noted that she does experiment with other genres of music such as jazz, rock, and electronic.
Betty G is a UNHCR High Profile Supporter and has visited refugee camps within Ethiopia advocating for refugees’ rights, particularly women refugees' rights.
- Manew Fitsum (2015)
- Wegegta (2018)
Awards and nominations
|Year||Award Ceremony||Award Description||Result|
|2018||All Africa Music Awards||Album of the Year||Won|
|2018||All Africa Music Awards||Artist of the Year||Nominated|
|2018||All Africa Music Awards||Best Female Artist in Eastern Africa||Won|
|2018||All Africa Music Awards||Best Artist Duo in African Jazz||Nominated|
|2018||All Africa Music Awards||Best Artist Group in African Rock||Nominated|
|2018||All Africa Music Awards||Revelation of the Year||Won|
2019 Nobel Peace Prize 2019 was awarded to Abiy Ahmed Ali, Prime Minister of Ethiopia! Presented her two best Music "Hagere" and "Sin Jalleda" Best Music ever by Betty G