By Kampala Post Reporter
KAMPALA. Popular American rapper Kanye Omari West, also known as Ye, and his wife Kim Kardashian are in Uganda!
The celebrity couple flew into the country at 3:00pm local time on Friday, and were straight away flown by chopper to Chobe Safari Lodge located in Murchison Falls National Park in North-Western Uganda.
Kanye West is said to be in Uganda for a video shoot for his eponymous eighth studio album.
However, in a video clip shared on social media last week, he said he was coming to Africa for vacation, mentioning Uganda as part of his destinations.
New Vision reports that Kanye West and Wife Kim are excited by the scenery in Murchison Falls National Park and that “He loves the vibe in Uganda. Wants to show how beautiful Uganda is. Wants to do more for Africa and the world”.
The visit is considered by Ugandan government officials as "an endorsement of our tourism resources.”
He is expected to work on his ninth album Yandhi while in Uganda.
Last week, West, speaking to TMZ, said he was yet to release the album because he had not finished it in time; and would to go to Africa to complete it.
"I just need to go and grab the soil... and have the mic in the open, so you can hear nature while we're recording.
"I felt this energy when I was in Chicago. I felt the roots. We have to go to what is known as Africa."
West added that the album had been pushed back to Black Friday, November 23, after a member of his management team suggested he needed more time.
"I started incorporating sounds that you never heard before and pushing and having concepts that people don't talk about," West said of the work-in-progress.
"We have concepts talking about body-shaming and women being looked down upon for how many people that they slept with. It's just a full Ye album."