Who is Islah Koren Gates? All About Kevin Gates’ Daughter

By Cannon | Published on: February 12, 2024 | Updated on: February 12, 2024
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Islah Koren Gates is the daughter of American singer, rapper, and entrepreneur Kevin Jerome Gilyard aka Kevin Gates. While her father is a prominent face in the media, what about her mother? 

Let’s know everything you need to know about her parents, the meaning behind her name, and her siblings.

Key Takeaways

  • Islah is a star kid who is better known as the daughter of Kevin Gates.
  • Her mother Dreka is the co-founder of the Bread Winner’s Association.
  • Islah Koren Gates’ parents have been married since 2015.
  • She has a biological brother named Khaza.

Who Is ? Her Birthday, Age

As mentioned earlier, Islah is a celebrity daughter born to Kevin Gates and his wife Dreka Gates. She was born on November 30, 2012, in the United States making her 11 years old as of 2024.

Regarding her ethnicity, Koren is an African American and a Muslim by religion.

How Many Siblings Does Have?

She is enjoying her childhood alongside her younger brother Khaza Kamil Gates born on May 10, 2014. According to her parents, both of their children are now homeschooled.

Islah Koren Gates family
Islah with her brother and parents.

In addition to Khaza, Gates also seems to have a few other siblings. Back in 2013, in an interview with Complex, Kevin mentioned that the artist has other kids besides Islah and Khaza. During the interview Brasi 2 singer said,

“I got some children. I’m real real close with them. I lay in the bed with them, hold them, and love on them. It really doesn’t make sense to say [how many kids I have]. Not in a bad way, but it’s not like the public will ever get to see my children, and if they do see them, they aren’t going to know they’re mine.”

However, Gates didn’t reveal the names of his other children.

What Is The Meaning Behind Islah Gates’ Name?

Islah is an Arabic name, meaning ‘to improve’ or ‘reform’. Similarly, her middle name Koren means ‘bright’ or ‘shining and gleaming.’

On the other hand, her brother also has an Arabic name that means ‘treasure’ in English, and ‘gift from god’ in Islam.

Islah’s Mother Dreka Gates is an Influencer

Dreka is an American model, influencer, and entrepreneur who came into the limelight after her marriage to Kevin Gates. She is quite popular on Instagram with over 2.9 million followers.

Besides this, Dreka also has her merch line named the BE CBD where the Instagrammer sells clothing and cosmetic products. Further, the model has a YouTube channel named Dreka Gates with 190k subscribers.

Parents Have Been Together For Almost Two Decades

Islah Koren’s parents walked down the aisle on October 17, 2015, after their kids were born. Their wedding was held in Baton Rouge Louisiana in front of close friends and family members.

Islah's father and mother
Islah’s father and mother have been married since 2015

In fact, at present, the Gates couple has been in an open relationship. Kevin and Dreka have also spoken about their choice of being in an open relationship multiple times in their interviews.

Regarding their first meeting, the lovebirds met while studying at a high school.

Islah’s Father Gates’ Debut Album Was Named After Her

On Jan 29, 2016, Kevin released a debut studio album under his daughter’s name Islah. It reached number two on the Billboard 200 chart.

Similarly, the artist has dedicated his third album to his son Khaza which was released on June 17, 2022. It reached number 8 on the Billboard 200 chart.

Lives A Lavish Lifestyle With Her Father Millionaire Father

At present, Islah with her parents and siblings resides in their beautiful home in downtown Los Angeles California.

There is no doubt that the celebrity daughter is definitely enjoying her life to the fullest since both of her parents are successful in their own way. As of 2023, her father Kevin has an estimated net worth of $1 million.