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Makkonen Tesfaye


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Full NameMakkonen Tesfaye
First NameMakkonen
Last NameTesfaye
ProfessionCelebrity Father
Birth CountryCanada
Gender IdentityMale
Sexual OrientationStraight

Makkonen Tesfaye is famously known as the father of the Canadian singer, The Weeknd.

His Family

Makkonen Tesfaye was in a relationship with Samra Tesfaye

Both Makkonen and Samra are Ethiopian. The loving duo met in 1987 when he arrived in Montreal as a refugee

The pair together share a son named Abel Makkonen Tesfaye. He abandoned his then-girlfriend and son when his son age 2

He married someone else and even have children from another marriage.

Makkonen Tesfaye's wife, Samra Tesfaye, with their son, The Weeknd.
Makkonen Tesfaye's wife, Samra Tesfaye, with their son, The Weeknd (Source:

His Son's Legal Issue

Makkonen's son, Abel, aka The Weeknd, was arrested in 2015, for punching a Las Vegas police officer

He pleaded no contest and was sentenced to 50 hours of community service

He was sued by several artists for copyright issues

In 2015, by Cutting Edge Music, in 2018, by self-described poet Yasminah and in 2019 by British trio William smith, Brian Clover, and Scott McCulloch.

His Son's House 

In 2015, in an interview with the detailed magazine, The Weeknd told that his house in the Hollywood Hills is haunted

As per him, he has had sleep paralysis and heard voice sometimes

He heard the Hills are over an Indian burial ground, but maybe it's just the wind.

His Son's Love Life

Makkonen's son, Abel, aka The Weeknd, is single as of 2020. 

He began dating model Bella Hadid at the beginning of 2015, and the love duo was seen together in May at Coachella

Bella later starred on his music video named "In the Night." 

The pair also made a red carpet appearance as a couple at the 2016 Grammy Award

The couple split on November 11, 2016

The reason behind their split was reported to be their conflicting work schedules

The loving duo was seen together in May 2018 only to get separated again in 2019.

Makkonen Tesfaye's son, The Weeknd with his ex-girlfriend, Bella.
Makkonen Tesfaye's son, The Weeknd with his ex-girlfriend, Bella (Source:

Net Worth

Makkonen's net worth has not been estimated yet. 

However, his son Abel aka The Weeknd net worth is estimated to be $90 Million

He has been able to add it to his fortune through his career as a singer.

How Does His Son Earn Money?

His son, Makkonen Tesfaye is a singer, songwriter, actor, and record producer

He began his career in 2010, anonymously uploading several songs to YouTube

He has been very productive regarding his tour promotions. 

He collaborated with several companies like Condom-producing company 'One,' Paxs Lab, 'Puma,' 'H&M,' and so on. 

In 2015, he teamed up with fashion designer, Alexander Wang and designed a four-piece collection known as 'WangXO.'

Below is the list of awards received by The Weeknd

Socan Music Award24
Juno Award10
ASCAP Pop Music Award10
Billboard Awards10
IHeartRadio Awards7
ASCAP Award6
Grammy Award3
American Music Award2
Guinness World Record2

Bond With Son

Makkonen has not met his son for 14 years

As per the 2017 interview with he wanted to create a bridge between him and his son. 

He stated he was guilty of not being there when his son needed him the most. 

He is very proud of his son and wanted to tell this face to face.  

Although they have been estranged for such a long extent of time, his son Abel loves and respects him

When asked about his view on his father, he reportedly said that he is sure he is a great guy, as he never judged him. 

As per him, his father wasn't abusive; neither was he an asshole nor an alcoholic; he just wasn't there.

Makkonen Tesfaye with his son Abel.
Makkonen Tesfaye with his son Abel (Source:


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Updated On Wed Feb 24 2021 Published On Sun Jun 28 2020 By shaumya

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