We love seeing artists who visit Kenya take time to #TembeaKenya with content creators. Today we happily joined American singer and songwriter, Anthony Hamilton, and his touring crew for a morning game drive and breakfast at the National park. This plan is part of the initiatives by the Kenya Tourism Board who are relying on key International and local personalities to get more people visiting Kenya for tourism.
The Best of Me singer has been in the county all week sharing what he has been up to on his social media. So far, he has had a press conference, radio interviews, a meet and greet at Capital Club, and he even passed by one of Nairobi’s current fave spots, Bar Next Door.
The game drive today kicked off at around 8 am with four or five vans going around the park where we saw a good number of wild animals going about their day. We later had a quick breakfast and one on one interviews after which the visitors proceeded to David Sheldrick’s Elephant Orphanage or the Giraffe Center.
Speaking during breakfast, KTB CEO Dr. Betty Radier said the strategy was part of a larger strategy to display the destination through the eyes of key personalities.
“Kenya is globally known as a destination that hosts big events, concerts, and musical events. The last two years have been difficult but I am glad to note that we are on an upward trajectory. When International superstars like Anthony Hamilton come to Kenya to perform, it sends the right signals to other people who were not sure about coming to Kenya,” said the CEO.
She pointed out that KTB in the past few years has made a deliberate effort to leverage the power of key personalities to showcase Magical Kenya’s tourism experiences and sell Kenya as a key sporting destination in Africa.
The 51-year-old American superstar is set to perform on Saturday, July 30th, 2022, at the Carnivore Grounds at Yetu Live. It is the second time the American musician is in Kenya to perform. The first time being in 2013 courtesy of Tusker Malt.
“I am delighted to be back in Kenya after several years. I am grateful for the opportunity to visit the Nairobi National Park, today I saw a lion for the first time and I have visited Africa several other times. I have also seen the other wonderful wildlife and enjoyed breakfast in the park; the people are great and welcoming. Everyone should visit Magical Kenya.,” said Hamilton.
Anthony Hamilton is looking forward to performing with the local Kenyan acts and says they are prepared to put on a great show while looking dapper in a nice pair of shoes and suit.
Hamilton is a multiple award-winner and has produced numerous hit albums. He has been nominated for and won numerous awards in his music career including his first Grammy Award for Best Traditional R&B Performance for “You’ve Got the Love I Need” in 2002. He also has a new album out and some charity projects.