Grammy Award-winning American singer, songwriter and actress Ashanti Shequoiya Douglas popularly known as Ashanti is in Kenya.
Ashanti, who was a popular R&B superstar from the early to mid-2000s, did not however disclose why she was in the country, only surprising her Kenyan fans by sharing stories of her stay in Kenya.
Ashanti landed at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) in Nairobi on Monday and proceeded to the posh Hemingways Nairobi, a five-star hotel located in Karen.
The Grammy Award-winning singer shared the fun she is having at the Nairobi National Safari on social media. Through a series of posts on her insta story. “Nairobi, the motherland,” she captioned one of the photos of local cuisines she had upon landing at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.
In the second video, the American musician shared a photo while enjoying Kenyan delicacy coconut curry snapper.
Ashanti joins the growing list of international celebrities who have visited Kenya in the past three years positioning Kenya competitively in the region as the preferred destination.
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Ashanti is accompanied by New York City-based content creator Jay Richardson alias LiveRichMedia, who also took to Instagram and posted, “I only like to travel with independent women.”
The singer also took her time and visited Giraffe Manor, one of the most exclusive hotels in the upmarket Karen neighbourhood.
She, as she has been doing since she landed in the country, shared a series of clips of herself at Giraffe Manor and also got the chance to feed a Rothschild’s giraffe in one video and shared a snap of herself giving snacks to the magnificent animals.
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Her visit comes barely a week after the US, through the Centres for Disease Control (CDC), warned American citizens against travelling to Kenya due to a high risk of contracting Covid-19.
CDC, in an updated health notice last week on Wednesday, warned American citizens against non-essential visits to Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Burundi.
CDC placed the four nations under Level 4 Alert, meaning there is a very high level of Covid-19 infections and all non-essential travel should be avoided.
“Travellers should avoid all travel to Kenya. Travel may increase your chance of getting and spreading Covid-19,” said CDC in a notice.
If one must travel to these countries, they were advised to strictly adhere to health protocols on Covid-19, including wearing masks and keeping a six feet distance from other people.