Wendy Kimani To Become First Kenyan Musician To Perform In Israel

Singer, songwriter, actress and entertainer Wendy Kimani is set to become the first Kenyan musician to perform in Israel. And she’s pretty excited about it.

wendykimani3Kenya’s neo-soul singer Wendy Kimani will become the first Kenyan musician to ever perform live in Israel.

In an exclusive chat with Nairobi News the award nominated singer, actress and entertainer, whose shot to the limelight after finishing as the first runner-up in the second season of Tusker Project Fame, could not hide her joy.

She said she was humbled by the prospects of performing in Israel during this year’s Jamuhuri Day celebrations alongside Gilad Millo following an invitation from the Kenyan Embassy in Israel.

NN: You have worked with Gilad on two songs now, why him?

Wendy: Gilad and I have the same feel for music plus we sang together live for two years so it’s just so much fun making music together.

NN: Of the two songs you have sang together, what can you say has changed since the song Unajua?

Wendy: Unajua surprised us and made us want to dare more, a different video set in Amsterdam and a different stage in Israel.

NN: You have been invited to perform in Israel, how does that make you feel being a Kenyan and the first one to perform there?

Wendy: It’s really exciting to perform for a different audience. I can’t wait!

NN: Are you coming back to Kenya from Israel in December and will you give us a show with Gilad?

Wendy: Not sure yet, as I’ll be performing with some musicians in Amsterdam for a Christmas concert which I’m very excited about.

And who is this Gilad Millo?

He’s the former deputy head of mission at the Israeli Embassy in Kenya who became one of Kenya’s hottest pop stars! 


David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media

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