Aida Solomon, affectionately known in her social circle as Aida Bee, first conceived the concept of HabeshaLA while working as an entertainment writer in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Upon returning to Southern California, Aida Bee decided to bring together the creative Ethiopian and Eritrean diaspora by launching a Tumblr blog that features Habesha talent. In 2014, Aida Bee and her team officially launched HabeshaLA.com. Aside from her role as director of HabeshaLA, Aida Bee recently received her masters and is unashamedly addicted to Instagram and cappuccinos.
If you were stuck on a deserted island and could only listen to one album, which would it be?
Bob Marely, “Exodus”
What is your favorite thing about being East African?
The generosity and humility of our culture. Our people literally will give the shirt off their back to a complete stranger. Our committment to our faith. The list goes on and on..