American R&B singer Kenny Lattimore has fulfilled his dream of visiting Kenya after landing in the Capital Nairobi on Thursday.
According to Lattimore, his mother always wanted to visit Kenya but never got the chance to. He stated that his presence in the country is, in some form, a manifestation of his mother’s dream through him.
“This is a place that I have dreamt about coming for years, I have some great talented friends who come from here that I’ve worked on albums with… it’s almost surreal,” said Lattimore during a press briefing yesterday.
The soft-spoken musician also debunked popular myths among foreigners who come to Kenya thinking “oh, we’re gonna see lions roaming the streets.”
“I have been to Nigeria, Uganda, South Africa, Zambia… I have been to various parts of Africa so I didn’t have any type of stereotypical things that Americans come over here with.”
“From friends that I spoke with, I was expecting a modern city and that’s what I see,” said the ‘Never too busy’ hitmaker.
Speaking on his music, the 51-year-old singer said: “I have this mission that when I look back at my music, I feel like my legacy was to speak to the hearts of women and the minds of men to encourage them in love.”
“In the United States, the way the music industry is put together, you know, it’s all about money, even though we know that music is far more precious than money,” he added.
Kenny Lattimore is set to perform at The Carnivore on Saturday at a concert christened ‘Never too busy for you.’