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Seifu on EBS
Talk show
Created bySeifu Fantahun
Presented bySeifu Fantahun
  • Habesha Band
  • Kignet Band
Country of originEthiopia
Original languageAmharic
No. of seasons4
No. of episodes80 (as of November 2017)
Production locationsSeifu on EBS Studios, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Running time65 minutes
Production companyEBS
DistributorEBS Television Distribution
Original networkEBS TV
Picture format1080i (16:9 HDTV)
Original release24 October 2013 (2013-10-24) –

Seifu on EBS is an Ethiopian late-night talk show airing each Sunday at 9:00 p.m. in Ethiopian Time on EBS TV. The hour and a half long show premiered on 24 October 2013,[1] and is hosted by comedian and radio host Seifu Fantahun. Modeled after the traditional late-night talk shows of the U.S., the show incorporates the use of comedy bits, monologue jokes, musical guest performances as well as celebrity interviews.

Episode format

Seifu on EBS follows the already established six-piece late night format popularized by many late-night talk show hosts of United States. Each episode of Seifu on EBS is 90 minutes in length, including commercials, and typically consists of:


Seifu starts each episode with a monologue drawing from current news stories and issues. The monologue is sometimes accompanied by pictures and videos found on social media.

Comedy bits

Following the monologue, Seifu usually interacts with the audience through games or takes part in comedy sketches involving a guest on the show.

See also


  1. ^ "Zehabesha Amharic » Entertainment". Retrieved 2021-05-14.
  2. ^ Bogale, Samuel (25 July 2017). "Ethiopia: The Ailing State of Health Care in Ethiopia's State-Run Hospitals: Who Takes the Blame?". All Africa.
  3. ^ "Captain Guta Dinka, the Man Who Saved Mandela's Life in Ethiopia". Awramba Times. December 19, 2013. Archived from the original on February 9, 2014.((cite news)): CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)