Beethova Obas is a Haitian musician. His father, a music lover, named Beethova after Beethoven. Beethova was only 4 years old when his father disappeared after participating in a protest against murders committed by François Duvalier's dictatorial regime. Beethova became a self-taught musician; his first musical release was a song composed with Manno Charlemagne, "Nwèl Anmè" (Bitter Christmas). In 1988, he won a Découverte RFI award for the Best Young Singer. Since then Beethova has toured throughout the world performing.