Sema, mpenzi how’ve you been? Unaendelea aje? Ama Niaje?
Most of us are familiar with his hit song Unajua featuring Wendy Kimani. Originally from Israel, GILAD made his musical debut in Kenya, which he has called home for over 10 years, releasing ‘Unajua’ his first single in April 2015. ‘GILADLIVE’ will be his first public concert since entering the Kenyan music industry. This live concert to be held at the Water front lawn, Race Course, is a charity event from which all proceeds will go to support Israel For Africa’s Youth Empowerment Program in Kenya.
Israel For Africa (IFA) is a non-profit NGO determined to combine Africa’s potential with Israel’s ingenuity while following the ideal: –Tikkun Olam (in Hebrew “Repairing the World”) and Tzdaka (“charity”) to a developing part of the world that often only lacks the tools and the knowledge needed to solve many of its problems.
With an international scope of activities ranging throughout Africa, Israel for Africa was registered in Kenya on 11th March, 2010 and has its headquarters in Jerusalem, Israel and Nairobi, Kenya. The organization’s many different projects are funded by mobilizing resources from Israel to support the approach of using Israeli technology and know-how to take action and work with leaders and people of Africa to realize their potential.
IFA uses the knowledge and technological advances achieved in Israel in the fields like AGRICULTURE – green house and drip irrigation systems, medicine, education, development, water, sanitation and more to improve the lives of under privileged groups such as: Youth groups, Women’s groups, People living with HIV
The concert will feature guest artists who will perform for free as their contribution towards this initiative. Tickets are available here.
For every 50,000ksh raised, IFA supports a youth group with a drip irrigation kit that comes with everything required for a season of growing and training. Multiple IFA project funding connects Israeli and young Kenyan youth, arrange startups, exchange programs and knowledge transfer programs.
Gilad is a promoter of sustainable agriculture, an amazing artist that cuts across all age groups and has already spearheaded many life transforming projects through IFA.
Following the success of ‘Unajua’ In August 2015, the former Israeli Diplomat, GILAD released a second single ‘Sema Milele’. The song has since turned into Kenya’s ‘unofficial wedding song’.