Born on June 22, 1990, Rophnan Nuri Muzeyin is an Ethiopian musician, DJ, singer, composer, and audio engineer who goes by the moniker Rophnan. He is regarded as one of Ethiopia’s most important painters and is well acclaimed.After releasing his groundbreaking debut album Reflection, which established an entirely new genre of Ethiopian music and helped to establish electronic music in that country, Rophnan gained widespread notoriety.
Rophnan was nurtured in Addis Abeba, Ethiopia, where he was born. Out of his family’s total of 10, he is the ninth child. The name Rophnan is neither Amharic nor derived from any other language, but his father gave it to him after receiving a revelation while in a state of intense prayer.
Rophnan began making cassette recordings in his school when he was ten years old, singing and playing improvised drums to amuse his companions. His distinctive musical approach combines modern electronic music with instruments from Ethiopia. Rophnan’s debut mixtape, which he published at age 16, brought him to the Ethiopian club scene.
The mixtape was an instant hit, and DJs played it all over the nation in a market with few local producers. The remix of “Bemin Sebeb Litash” by Mahmoud Ahmed received the most attention. The remix demonstrated Rophnan’s talent for transforming classic lyrics and melodies into potent electronic anthems. Rophnan continued to perform as a DJ in Addis Abeba’s nightclubs and venues as he developed and created his own sound, a combination of Ethiopian traditional components.