Now garnering a solid fan base around the country and featuring with some of the biggest name artists within Africa, it wasn’t long before he became a household name, after his first single Amrogne hit the Ethiopian market. Nhatty’s debut album, Man, dropped on February 16 2011. The album combined a mix of R&B, reggae, rock and local Ethiopian rhythms and received a Leza Radio Show Listeners Choice Award for Best Album of the Year 2011-2012. Following the album’s success, Nhatty toured nationally and throughout Africa, America, Australia, Europe and the Middle East.
Nhatty was nominated at the first East African Music Awards, where he performed alongside Congolese legend Papa Wemba, Burundian star Kidum and Kenyan pop singer Jaguar, to name a few. He was the first Horn of Africa artist to perform on Big Brother Amplified in South Africa, which was broadcast across the continent. Following on from his own releases, Nhatty Man headed back into the studio in Maryland USA with the award winning One Vision Productions, to write and produce an album for emerging Ethiopian singer Betty G. The album was released in 2015 to great acclaim and has received significant airplay and coverage throughout Ethiopia and the Diaspora. Throughout this process, Nhatty continued his career as a producer and singer, releasing a number of hit singles including Wine n Go Down and Fim Esat.
Nhatty’s musical movements have now found him living in Melbourne, Australia. Since relocating in 2014, he has already built new audiences through performing at WOMADelaide, Port Fairy Folk Fesitval, The Melbourne Festival, the Workers Club, the Evelyn, the Gasometer Hotel, St Kilda Festival, The Premier's Gala Dinner and New Years Eve at Federation Square. He has performed live on radio, with Ethio-Jazz band The Lalibelas, on PBS 106.7FM and The Drawing Room on ABC Radio National and collaborated with local bands Ras Jah Know, Royalty Noise, Amaru Tribe and X Factor finalist Jason Heerah. He is now writing, recording and performing with his band Gara.
With a mesmerizing stage performance and a huge smile always intact, Nhatty Man lacks anything but energy. Nhatty’s life has gone in a million ways he never anticipated. After dropping out from a civil engineering degree in his second year, he started a new journey as a DJ. This entrance into the music industry sparked a new desire to become a songwriter, penning the hit song Alekafam for well known Ethiopian artist Zeritu Kebede, amongst others. Nhatty soon found his own voice singing with the legendary Ethiopian band Express, which propelled his career as a singer and found him fronting numerous bands and playing many of the clubs around Addis Abeba.