Israel-born singer Gilad Millo has finally obtained Kenyan citizenship.
The ' Sema Milele' hitmaker broke the news through social media on Tuesday, saying he applied for Kenyan citizenship six years ago.
“It has been 21 years since I first came to Kenya and 6 years since I applied for my Kenyan Citizenship 🇰🇪 Now it is finally official NAJIVUNIA KUWA MKENYA,” he posted on Twitter.
Gilad, a former deputy head of mission at the Israeli Embassy in Kenya, came to the country 21 years ago as a diplomat and identifies himself as a Kenyan.
The 50-year-old is one of the hottest pop stars in Kenya with several songs to his name including Sema Milele, Unajua, Mapenzi, Salama, One Wish, Rangi Ya Bahari, Nairobi Yangu and Nahisi Upo.
Besides music, Gilad has ventured in agriculture, focusing on garlic farming. He is one of directors of Ole Raha Limited which seeks to develop the garlic sector in Kenya, focusing on good garlic farming practices, quality seed germination and farmer contract partnerships.