Singing in Swahili

Gilad Millo, a former Israeli career diplomat, has become a hit in his adopted Kenya.

March 15, 2016 16:39
Gilad Millo

Gilad Millo at Kenya’s Bingwa Music Awards where he performed ‘Sema milele’. (photo credit: COURTESY GILAD MILLO)


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“IT WILL be easy to find me,” says Gilad Millo, arranging to meet a visitor from Israel at a Nairobi nightclub where he is performing on a Sunday night in February. “I will be the only white guy on the stage.”

Being the sole non-African to perform alongside Calabash, a leading Kenyan music group, is just one incongruous aspect of the 44-year-old Israeli’s Cinderella music career.


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