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Two World Celebrities Who Visited Kenya in January 2023

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Written by Teresa

Kenya is such a welcoming country, and January 2023 just welcomed two global celebrities in the country. One of them is retired Togolese footballer Emmanuel Adebayor who played for Arsenal and celebrated Marvel’s star actor Chris Hemsworth.

Adebayor and Hemsworth surprised many with their visits and tours to different parts of the country.

Who is Emmanuel Adebayor?

Adebayor is a retired Togolese professional footballer who played as a striker for Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur. He also played for Manchester City, and Real Madrid and is considered one of the best African footballers of his generation and has represented Togo at the international level.

He was known for his goal-scoring ability and physical presence on the field. Adebayor was a consistent goal-scorer for the clubs he played for, with notable performances for Arsenal and Manchester City. He was also a key player for Togo’s national team, helping them qualify for the 2006 FIFA World Cup.

The former footballer was named the Togo national team’s best player of the decade in 2010 and won the BBC African Footballer of the Year award in 2008. While playing for Arsenal, he was selected as the African Footballer of the Year in 2008.

Later in his career, when he signed with Olimpia Asunción in 2020, he became the most famous player in Paraguayan football and the highest-paid player in the nation’s history. Overall, Adebayor is considered to be one of the best footballers from Africa of his generation.

Where Did Emmanuel Adebayor Visit in Kenya?

Emmanuel Adebayor

Emmanuel Adebayor in Kenya. Photo/Capital News

The Former Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur player definitely had a good time in Kenya’s capital of Nairobi. Adebayor was captured in Milan Lounge, Westlands enjoying great music and pulling great dance moves on the floor.

He then spent time with Gor Mahia, one of the top Kenya Premier League teams. Adebayor appeared in a photo posing with former Gor Mahia player Bramwell Karamoja while wearing tracksuit bottoms, a white t-shirt, red sneakers, and a chain.

The decorated Togolese footballer described Kenya as ‘a beautiful country with the perfect weather and likeable people’.

Who Is Chris Hemsworth?

Chris Hemsworth is an Australian actor best known for portraying Thor in the Marvel Cinematic Universe films. 2011’s film “Thor” and continuing through several sequels, including “The Avengers” series, solidified his acting career.

He also appears in other films such:

  • Star Trek (2009)
  • A Perfect Getaway (2009)
  • The Cabin in the Woods (2012)
  • Rush (2013)
  • In the Heart of the Sea (2015)
  • The Huntsman: Winter’s War (2016)
  • Bad Times at the El Royale (2018)

Hemsworth was also the executive producer of the Netflix series “Dharma and Greg” (2018-2020).

Where Did Chris Hemsworth Visit in Kenya?

Chris Hemsworth in Kenya

Chris Hemsworth in Kenya. Photo/Chris Hemsworth/IG

The Australian Marvel actor visited the famous Maasai Mara where he captured captivating images and footage of elephants, lions and other wildlife. He also toured Northern Kenya, which is inhabited by nomads rearing goats, sheep, cows and camels. But sheep and camels were most fascinating for him, his wife and their kids, who accompanied him for a Kenyan safari.

“One of the most memorable trips to Kenya my family and I have ever had. Thank you to everyone who took care of us!” he posted on Instagram. Currently, the photo dump post has over 1.7 million likes and over 3000 comments.

Who Are Other Celebrities Who Visited Kenya?

In 2019, Selena Gomez’s visit to Kenya came much to the surprise of many people because she was all praises about this African country. Flying to Kenya for ten days was the best decision she had ever made in her life. In retrospect, it came after a series of hard times; she only wanted to keep it to herself.

The American pop star says her visit to Kenya means so much more than you can imagine. It is her dream home which she can’t trade for anything. She captures her greatest life moments, her lowest, and her struggles. For instance, the American singer recounts how her 10-day journey to Kenya drastically transformed her life. This was after struggling with her mental health for the past six years.

Then there is Sabrina Dhowre, wife to British blockbuster star and Hollywood sensation Idriss Elba who considers Kenya a second home. She toured rural Kenya, deep in the interiors of Embu County in Central Kenya. She took a tour of agricultural initiatives supported by the UN Fund for Agricultural Development.

Here, scores of women welcomed her with their signature ‘Firirinda’ dance. Sabrina couldn’t hide the awe from her face as she shook a leg with her host of the day. She shared photos on her Instagram page describing her meeting with women from rural Kenya as incredible.

“We spent the day on the field in beautiful Kenya which is my second home. It’s been really enlightening to see what I have always believed in that the rural community in nations and in continents like Africa work really hard if not harder than everywhere else,” Sabrina stated.

A dozen more celebrities have visited Kenya in the past, and they have beautiful stories about this East African country.

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Teresa is a journalist with years of experience in creating web content. She is a wanderlust at heart, loves travelling and telling stories about tour and travel in Africa by every angle.

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