Gilad launches long awaited debut Album ‘Asante’
Gilad Millo shared with his fans a very special birthday gift with the release of his 16-track album, Asante.
The former diplomat was more than happy to share the great news that made his birthday amazing.
Gilad has shared the 16 track album with all major radio stations in Kenya together with a worldwide digital release availing Asante to all leading download and streaming platforms.
Gilad told Nairobi News that this album is a summary of his journey as a Kenyan musician so far.
“All the songs were inspired by this amazing country and its beautiful people,” said Gilad.
From quiet soulful ballads to songs of celebration Asante is summary of his musical work starting with the single that catapulted him into the spotlight the much celebrated Unajua featuring Wendy Kimani.
Fans of the hit song will enjoy the live version Unajua Live in Israel’ recorded at The Zone in Tel-Aviv.
In addition to hits like Sema Milele, Rangi ya Bahari, Salama and Nakuahidi are among the songs produced by MG.
The album also includes the AFRIMA nominated Angel Uriel produced by CEDO, who also produced the album’s title song, which features Juliani.
Sauti Sol’s Polycarp ‘Fancy Fingers’ Otieno is another big Kenyan producer, who contributed to the album producing and playing guitars on both Mapenzi and One Wish which also features Gilad’s son Omer, whose guitar features on two tracks in the album.
A collaboration with Grammy Award Winner Miri Ben-Ari, who produced the song Say Nanana is the only track on the album not produced completely in Kenya.
“I feel blessed to have had the chance to work with so many artistes and producers and I am grateful to everyone who leant from their talent to this album,” he added.
Artistes featured on the album include Dela, Bensoul, Gachago, Wendy Kimani, Juliani, The Superband, The Groove Ambassadors and Miri Ben-Ari.
Gilad is an international musician based in Nairobi, who records and performs soulful reggae music together with The Superband.
Gilad’s lyrics are fused with Swahili and English, in what has become identified as ‘music for the soul’.