Who is Dawit Eklund? Malia Obama Dating Her Rumored Boyfriend in New York City

Malia Obama and her supposed boyfriend Dawit Eklund were caught taking a walk in New York City.

Here is everything you need to know.

Malia Obama and Dawit Eklund fuel romance rumors

Malia Obama walked through Manhattan’s Soho neighborhood with her rumored boyfriend Dawit Eklund on Monday. Also, the couple later went to Chinatown for lunch.

Additionally, the 24-year-old Harvard graduate rocked a casual look as she donned an oversized denim shirt and paired them with beige cargo pants. She topped it off with a pair of chunky, dark-hued New Balance sneakers.

Eklund, on the other hand, wore a green shirt, khaki pants and a navy blue jacket during the couple’s Big Apple outing. In addition, he also accessorized with dark sunglasses.

Obama and Eklund’s recent trip to New York comes a month after they were photographed visiting the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

According to various media, the couple was seen hugging during their date. Also, Eklund rested her hand on her waist while Obama stroked the back of her neck.

Dawit Eklund

Who is Dawit Eklund?

Dawit Eklund recently turned 33 and is therefore nine years older than his alleged girlfriend, Malia Obama.

He was born to Jon Eklund and his Ethiopian wife Yeshi. The 72-year-old is a retired State Department officer who has worked at different US embassies in Africa.

Eklund went to the International Community School in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa. He then completed his graduation from George Washington University, where he reportedly majored in International Development in Africa.

Additionally, Eklund is a co-founder of a Washington, DC-based record label called 1432 R. He specializes in Ethiopian music.

Dawit Eklund

The 2016 Washington Post article stated, “Their music seamlessly melds house music beats, UK garage stutter, awkward electronic vibe, and, perhaps most notably, Ethiopian folk music.”

Later, during the interview with Eklund magazine he said at the time, ‘Ethiopian music is super different. There are only four or five musical scales that they play; each has its own meaning, attitude and mood.’

A second article in the Post called him “one of Washington’s most exciting dance music producers.”

They continued, “It’s not because he’s fusing styles from all over the world, it’s because he spent a lot of his young life learning how to communicate with different kinds of people.”

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