This is about time, people are talking about our favorite since much younger and now all grown up Malia Obama.
Barack and Michelle Obama’s oldest daughter Malia Obama is already a step closer to her career working alongside Donald Glover for her first TV writing role, which she took on in likely February last year. But did you also notice her hanging out with rumored boyfriend/music producer Dawit Eklund? Well, the world has!
So, how about we explore the real deal behind the newly dropped stories concerning Malia and Dawit in this writing called ‘Dawit Eklund Bio’?
Meet Dawit Eklund, Malia Obama Rumored Boyfriend
On 4 August 2022, Malia Obama was photographed hanging out with music producer, Dawit Eklund in Los Angeles.
In photos acquired by The Daily Mail, they were caught paying a visit to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art Thursday in photos.
Certainly, the pair were not seen locking lips, but they did hug one another and in one of these snaps Eklund’s hand rested on Malia’s waist as she caressed the back of his neck.
Malia was dressed casually in a white crop top and loose-fitting green pants while her male companion wore a nude-colored T-shirt and green shorts with a photo of Bob Marley on the left leg.
Moreover, the Daily Mail also counted this as their third public outing altogether. They were snapped picking up lunch together on July 26 earlier and then again during a casual stroll together on the 2nd of August.
Malia last dated Rory Farquharson in 2012. He was her Harvard schoolmate.
While in recent times, she also spent time with her younger sister, Malia’s, boyfriend, Clifton Powell Jr. also joined by their mom Michelle.
What about Dawit though? Did Michelle also approve of him for her other daughter? We are yet to know.
Dawit Eklund Net Worth
Dawit Eklund reportedly had more than $500 thousand as his net worth as of 2022.
He is the co-founder of record label 1432 R alongside Joyce Lim and Sami Yenigun in Washington D.C. They launched this independent record level that got its name from a District street address, in Washington D.C. And, within a few years, it stood out for its ethos and its ear. Also, it did not take long before its catalog was dominated by music from more than 7,000 miles away from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Speaking of Extended Family DC, where Dawit also is a co-founder, is a mixed series showcasing artists from the DMV area.
So, basically, Dawit and his business people specialize in Ethiopian music.
A Washington Post article about the label in 2016 claimed that their music seamlessly brings together house music grooves, the stutter of a U.K. garage, an uneasy electronic ambiance, and, perhaps most notably, Ethiopian folk music.
Furthermore, a separate Post piece called Dawit “one of Washington’s most exciting dance music producers”. The reason for it, they pointed out that he spent a lot of his young life learning how to communicate with different kinds of people.
Dawit studied at the International Community School in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, before going to George Washington University where he studied International Development in Africa.
Dawit, who also goes by David, the Anglicized version of his name, is also a musician. He is a verified artist on Spotify with over 101 monthly listeners as well as on SoundCloud where there were around 1100 followers.
Dawit Eklund Height
Dawit Wklund stands around 5 feet and 11 inches in height.
Is Dawit Eklund On Instagram?
Dawit Eklind could be found on Instagram @dawit_eklund and had 110 posts and 2,242 followers on it. However, as of 6 August 2022, the account was kept on private.
Likewise, Dawit entered 1.5K friends on his ‘Dawit Eklund’ Facebook.
Dawit Eklund Age
Born in 1990, Dawit reached the age of 32 in 2022.
Dawit Eklund Family
Dawit Eklund’s father, Jon Eklund reached the age of 72 in November 2021. He is a retired State Department officer who worked at several US embassies in Africa. And in those years, Jon was heavily involved in helping the refugee crisis caused by the war in Sudan in the early 2000s, when hundreds of thousands fled to Ethiopia to escape the fighting. He also likely met his wife (Dawit’s mother), Yeshi Eklund, who is from Ethiopia, in the process.
Yeshi Eklund turned 66 in July of 2022. Furthermore, the matriarch comes from a successful family of business people in Ethiopia.
Since John’s retirement, he and Yeshi have settled in Abidjan, the capital of the West African nation of Côte d’Ivoire. But, they also owned a house in the Washington, D.C. suburb of Chantilly, Virginia.
Speaking of siblings, Dawit is one of four children born to his parents. One of them, sister Sara Eklund, was featured in a 2019 Vogue article for introducing menstrual cups to Ethiopia.
Then, there is Yodit Eklund who turned 37 in March 2022. She is apparently a famous swimwear brand Bantu Wax’s founder. She founded the company in 2009. And the label soon went on to gain international attention and a place on the shelves of Barneys New York, Opening Ceremony, and J Crew, and in the pages of fashion Vogue.
What Is Dawit Eklund’s Ethnicity?
Dawit Eklund’s ethnicity is Ethiopian-American.
When Is Dawit Eklund Birthday?
It is not yet understood when Dawit Eklund’s birthday is on.
Where Is Dawit Eklund From?
Dawit Eklund likely grew up in Africa before moving to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in 2012. Years later in 2022, he was based around Washington D.C.