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Samra Tesfaye

Samra Tesfaye is a Canadian celebrity mother. Samra Tesfaye is famous as the mother of singer-songwriter and record producer Abel Tesfaye who is professionally known as The Weeknd.

Early Life

Samra Tesfaye was born in Ethiopia. She holds Canadian nationality and belongs to the Ethiopian ethnicity.

Her only child is Abel Makkon Tesfaye. He was born on February 16, 1990, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He was raised in the home of his maternal grandparents, by his mother and grandmother.

His mother and grandmother both were very cultural which made sure that he learned Amharic, his mother tongue.

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Caption: Samra Tesfaye with her son The Weeknd source: VergeWiki.

Besides that, no further information regarding her parents, siblings, relatives, cousins, and the other members of the family is available up to now.

Personal Life

Talking about her personal life, Samra Tesfaye is a single woman and has never married.  But Samra Tesfaye had a love relationship with a man Makkonen Tesfaye.

However, The detail about him is still unknown. Together they have one child. They separated when their son was too young.

The reason behind their separation is still unknown.  After separation, she and her mother raised her son.

However, her ex-boyfriend had no contribution to the upbringing of their child. According to sources, her exboyfriend is a married man and happy with his family.


Regarding her career, there is no information available on the internet. But, talking about his son’s career, he started his music career in 2009 by releasing music on YouTube.

After two years, he co-founded the XO record label and cast the mixtapes House of Balloons, Thursday, and Echoes of Silence, which quickly achieved recognition for his style of contemporary and alternative R&B.

He signed with Republic Records in 2012 and released the mixtapes in the compilation album Trilogy. However, He studied the dark wave in his debut studio album Kiss Land (2013), which debuted at number two on the US Billboard 200.

After its release, he started contributing to the film soundtrack, with his heered single “Earned It” from Fifty Shades of Grey (2015) winning the Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance, while also being nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Song.

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Caption: The Weeknd on the song Starboy source: MTV.

Moreover, he earned more success with his pop-leaning second studio album Beauty Behind the Madness (2015) which became one of the year’s best-selling albums.

Likewise, his third studio album Starboy (2016) caught similar commercial success and included the US number-one single of the same name.

The album also won the Grammy Award for Best Urban Contemporary Album.  He studied new wave with his critically cheered fourth studio album After Hours (2020), which featured the chart record-setting single “Blinding Lights” and the US number-one singles “Heartless” and “Save Your Tears“.

Body Measurements

Samra Tesfaye is very pretty and beautiful, undoubtedly. She has brown pairs of beautiful eyes and black hair color.

Besides this, there is no further information about her height, weight, and other body measurements available on the internet.

Samra Tesfaye – Net Worth 2022

The information regarding her net worth is still unavailable on the internet. However, talking about her son’s net worth, he has earned a massive amount of money through his hard work and brilliance.

His estimated net worth is around $300 million by 2022.

Samra Tesfaye – Social Media 2022

Regarding her social media, Samra Tesfaye isn’t active on any social media such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and others. However, talking about her son’s social media, he is active on his Instagram account @theweeknd with 40.2 million followers.

He has 17 million followers on Facebook and 16.3 million followers on Twitter.