- American rapper songwriter, record producer and fashion designer Kanye Omari West and wife, also reality TV star, Kim Kardashian have arrived Uganda a seven day visit.
Upon arrival Kanye West and Kim were then flown by a chopper north of the country to the Chobe Safari Lodge in Murchison Falls national park where the couple will be residing for the next seven days.
The internationally acclaimed rapper is making the last touches on his ninth studio album titled ‘Yandhi’.
Initially, the album was scheduled for release on September 29 but it was pushed ahead.
Appearing on TMZ, recently, Kanye West said he hoped to record some of the songs in Africa. It is this reason that brings him to Uganda.
Uganda’s record label, Swangz Avenue has confirmed that it is working with Kanye west on a number of projects.
“I can’t tell you much. But it is true that he [Kanye West] is in the country and yes, we are working,” Julius Kyazze, told journalists without disclosing more details.
Sections of the Murchison falls national park will provide sets for music video scenes.
There have been reports that the entire Chobe lodge is on lock down and access has been restricted for the entire period when the two stars will be there.
According to John Ssempebwa, the deputy Executive Director for Uganda Tourism Board’s “Kanye West’s visit is a private visit. He is in Chobe and it is locked. We can’t access it and because of who he is, he has denied us interviews. To get to him is a problem,”
“We know he is going to record songs for his next album. And that is going to make Uganda popular.”
Popular American reality TV show, ‘Keeping up with the Kardashians’ which features Kim and airs on E! Averages around 3 million viewers. It is likely that there will be scenes shot for the show during their stay in Uganda, largely showcasing wildlife.
Ugandan officials including Information Minister, Frank Tumwebaze have on twitter welcomed the popular couple to Uganda.
“Welcome Kanye West to the Pearl of Africa beautiful Uganda. Thank you for choosing the home of: the equator , chimps, rich cultures, great people mountain gorillas, Rwenzori ranges & many other gifts of nature in our Flora & Fauna species,” Tumwebaze tweeted on Saturday.
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