Gilad: From former Israeli deputy ambassador to singer

Listening to his song ‘Unajua’, featuring Wendy Kimani, one might confuse Gilad’s voice for Kidum’s. PHOTO| COURTESY

What you need to know:

  • I have learnt the basics, and if you listen to ‘Unajua’, the Kiswahili bits are mostly greetings.

  • The best part about Kiswahili in Kenya is that because of Sheng, one can easily throw in several English words in a conversation.

  • It’s difficult to do so in a country like Tanzania, where they speak fluent Kiswahili.

Listening to his song ‘Unajua’, featuring Wendy Kimani, one might confuse Gilad’s voice for Kidum’s. But as the writer finds out, music is a passion for this former Israeli deputy ambassador to Kenya

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