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♔ Menen Asfaw Memorial ♔

Greetings in the name of His & Her Imperial Majesties Qedamawi Haile Sellassie I & Itege Menen Asfaw,

RRR - prototype (2015-16)

I welcome you all to another posting here at Ras Tafari Renaissance Revelations with your’s truly Lidj Yefdi (Yohannis wolde Immanuel) & today just set a reminder and uplift a memorial to a mother of our nation, especially Ethiopians, Ras Tafari, Israelites/Hebrews and those of like minds; we honor our Empress of Ethiopia/Israel, Menen Asfaw, the Queen of Queens/Kings.

Biogrpahy of Empress Mene Asfaw authored by Anjali Parnell

Biography of Empress Mene Asfaw authored by Anjahli Parnell


First off as the world would say, “Happy 125th Birthday To Empress Menen Asfaw;” the wife & Empress to
Emperor Haile Selassie I of Ethiopia.  Empress Menen Asfaw was born, actually on the 3rd of April, year 1891
Megabeet-(መጋቢት), 25th day(Qen – ቀን), year 1883 according the Ethiopian calculations.

menen asfaw 125th earthstrong

The things that can be expounded upon when speaking about this extraordinary wombman (Ras Tafari expression of womanly essence); can’t be summed up in just a few sentences or paragraphs.  But, rest assured here that I will provide you with a little bit more information to research and retrace, to begin to take a deeper look into the life of the companion of the illustrious Empreor Haile Sellassie I of Ethiopia, whom had a light of her own to shine which truly complimented the emperor’s.

yekatit 12 school - addis (arnold and mignon ford)

yekatit 12 school – addis (administered by Rabbi Arnold Josiah Ford and mignon ford) one of many schools Empress Menen lead the charge for regeneration in Ethiopia with repatriated diasporans in the wake of growing the nation.

Also, as a patriot for her people and advocate for the well-being of others I don’t think anyone could find another so compassionate.  Empress Menen, (or otherwise known Wällätä Giyorgis – ወለተ ጊዮርግስ)


Greetings in the name of His & Her Imperial Majesties Qedamawi Haile Sellassie I & Itege Menen Asfaw,


Ras Tafari Renaissance writes to give perspective to the Ethiopian commemoration of what is known in Ras Tafarian circles as the “EarthStrong” or Birth date of Ras Tafari, H.I.M.self.  Prophecies were fulfilled, constellations were aligned, what more can we here at Ras Tafari Renaissance say about the birth date, of His Imperial Majesty Haile Sellassie (born July 23, 1892;  Täfäri Makʷennin wolde-Mikáèl [ተፈሪ መኳንን ወልደ ሚካኤል]).

ejersa goro

In Ejersa Goro in the Harage Province, some 18 miles outside the city of Harar, Ethiopia. he was born to Ras Makʷennin (or pronounced Makonnen) & Yashimabet Ali; even in a Christ-like manner in rural Harar, of the late 1800s [1892].  He was the son of Ras Makʷennin, Governor of Harar under his kinsman, Emperor Menelik IIRas Makonnen, a Shoa Amharan noble, was married to an Oromo, Yashimabet, who died two years after Lij Tafari’s birth.  The youngest of ten children,  Täfäri was the only surviving and legitimate son of Ras Makonnen, the governor of Harar, which allowed him to become involved in the political field (if you please…?), as far as, the Kingdoms of Ethiopia stood. 

Woyzero Yashimebet Ali (mother of Haile Sellassie photograph)

Woyzero Yashimabet Ali (mother of Haile Sellassie photograph)

In a significant break with precedence, Lij Tafari Makonnen was raised with an understanding of world affairs, and with an exposure to the outside world. He was to become the first Emperor of Ethiopia to have traveled extensively abroad.

Negus(King) Sahle Sellasie

Negus(King) Sahle Sellasie

Ras Makonnen, and therefore Lij Tafari Makonnen, were directly of the Solomonic Line, as was Emperor Menelik himself and Tafari Makonnen’s great-great grandfather, Negus Sahela Selassie, of Shoa. King Sahela (Sahle) Selassie had already made treaties with foreign states, including Queen Victoria’s Britain.


Rev. 12:5

II Sam. 7:16

Rev: 12:13

Ps. 123

I Cor. 15:24

Lidj Teferi with his father Ras Makennin.

Lidj Täfäri with his father Ras Makʷennin.



The coming forth of Haile Sellassie to the earthly plane was an emphatic occurrence that its still celebrated to this day in age, especially by Ras Tafarians worldwide.  Mainly because of its prophetic institution, and Biblical reverence within historical events.  These succeeding events that took place, worldwide but especially in Ethiopia, brought about the recognition of the importance of the Scriptures, in real time.

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