Born in 1941 (E.C.) at Haghere Hiwot (Shoa) eldest in a family of eight children, Afework Nigatu had his early education in Haile Selassie I High School. His intention at first was to be a geologist. His hobbies are stamp-collecting and photography; keen on visiting U.S.A., particularly Hawaii, and Japan. He wishes to marrv late and his choice is restricted to an educated and decent, girl of Ethiopian nationality. He likes western music as also Japanese music.