Born on 21st October, 1950 in Dembidollo (Wollega) the second amongst three boys, Ambaw Gossa had his early education from the cornprehensive secondary school at Jimma. His early hope was to be a pilot in the Air Force. His hobbies are reading, movies riding. He is interested in visiting Turkey and the countries of East Africa. No definite plans on marriage yet; but would prefer a beautiful, smart and sociable girl. He likes western music though his first preference is his own music. He loves playing football and tennis and seeks relaxation in dancing.