For those who don’t know who Gilad is, he is the white guy who sung ‘Unajua’ in perfect Swahili together with Wendy Kimani. The song was such a hit that it spent 17 weeks on the charts. I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised to learn that he is a former deputy ambassador for Israel and was posted in Kenya some years back. I guess he loved the country so much that he had to come back. After the success of his first song he has released another one ‘Sema Milele’ which has apparently turned in Kenya’s unofficial wedding song.
Gilad together with a non-profit NGO Israel For Africa has organized a concert which will be going down on 2nd April 2016 at Water Front Gardens-Jockey Club, Race Course as from 7 pm. All the proceeds from the concert will go to support Israel for Africa’s Youth Empowerment Program in Kenya.
Israel for Africa (IFA) is an NGO with an international scope of activities ranging throughout Africa, it 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.
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 connect Israeli and young Kenyan youth, arrange startups, exchange programs and knowledge transfer programs. So come out and have fun for a worthy cause.
The concert has a lined up an interesting array of guest artists so you are assured of having a blast. These artists will be performing for free as their contribution towards the initiative. They include; DJ Pierra, Wendy Kimani, Juliani, Ammi, Dela, H_art The Band, Eric Wainaina, DJ Wesley. The anchor band during the concert will be ‘Superband’.
Advance regular tickets to the event are going for Kshs.800 while Advance VIP tickets are going for Kshs.2,000. You can purchase the tickets on ticketsasa.