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Gilad releases his latest song ‘Nairobi Yangu’ – VIDEO

Gilad Millo, famous for chart topping songs in Kiswahili, has released a new song that pays homage to the city he loves most, Nairobi.

The former deputy head of mission at the Israeli Embassy in Kenya on Friday released the video of his latest single titled Nairobi Yangu.

“When my friends come to visit me in Kenya, I’m always proud to show them around. When you walk around Nairobi, you feel its vibrancy. It doesn’t matter if there is a broken sewer or you are stuck in traffic, there is always something special about the city,” Gilad said while Speaking to Nairobi News.

In the just released video Gilad teams up with Superband for this harmonious song which in his own words describes Nairobi as the best city he’s lived in.

THE VIDEO

Nairobi Yangu, according to the singer, was written during one of the city’s infamous traffic jams and he hopes the song will position the Kenyan capital as the leading business and arts hub in Africa.

The music video, which was directed by Mushking, made a buzz in mid-March when the Nairobi County arranged for the closure of Mama Ngina Street for the shoot of a major scene.

According to Gilad, the video was inspired by Shape of You by Ed Sheeran where there is no one singing directly on the microphone. He described it as a mini movie.

Gilad first came to Nairobi in August 1996, backpacking as a university student. Todate he has fond memories walking with his then girlfriend on Tom Mboya Street back then.

PHOTO | COURTESY
PHOTO | COURTESY