Born in Shoa in 1950 in a family of 9 children, Messele Tesfatsion had his early education in Hagar Hiwot H.S.I. Secondary School. His early ambition was to become a pilot in the Air force. His hobby is photography. His favourtie author is Alexander Dumas. He wants to marry only after his 25th year. He looks for education and character in his future wife.