This video “Kenya Foods Define African Heritage” was written, produced, directed, narrated by Anthony “Amp” Elmore a five time world Karate/Kickboxing Champion who 1st traveled to Kenya in 1990 to produced his Independent Memphis made film “The Contemporary Gladiator.” Elmore introduced Kickboxing to Kenya in 1994. Also in 1994 Elmore promoted a “Soul Music Concert” in Kenya.”
Elmore met Kenya President Daniel Arap Moi in 1992 and he took groups to Kenya for over a decade. In February of 2003 Elmore visited Kenya on a “Goodwill Mission.” Via the Kenya Goodwill Mission Elmore was successful in getting Kenya honored a 2nd time in the City of Memphis. A cultural hosted in Memphis each year called “Africa in April” thanks to Elmore the “Memphis Cultural Celebration” honored Kenya in their 2004 Celebration.
Kenya’s current secretary of Tourism Najib Balala was a special guest from Kenya who traveled to Memphis. While Kenya President Daniel Arap Moi named Elmore an African Ambassador in 1994 Elmore has devoted his life to bringing Africans and African/Americans together. Elmore explains that we African/Americans have a buying power of 1.2 trillion and we spend 50 Billion a year on travel. Elmore found it a challenge to bring this fact to his friend Kenya Secretary of tourism Najib Balala.
Elmore promotes and educate Americans regarding the historical relationship between Kenya and America. Elmore names one of Kenya’s Founding Father Tom Mboya as the most significant African in America’s history to influence American history and culture. Elmore’s Mboya’s videos attracted the attention of Kenyans living in America Aggrey Asava and Richard Kiptoo. The Kenyans convinced Elmore to return to Kenya and they would assist him in getting his plan called the “Safari Initiative” that can benefit not only Kenya but the “Safari Initiative” can benefit all of Africa.
Elmore explains that culture, history and family can translate into economic prowess. One example is the 2018 Black Hero movie “The Black Panther” that grossed over 1 Billion Dollars. Elmore explains that the history, culture and family relationships between Kenya and the African/American family can translate into economic growth for not only Kenya but for all of America.
Elmore and the Kenyans came to Kenya to ask Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta to honor African/Americans with a “Formal State Reception” in 2021 before he leaves office. Elmore met with Kenya Ambassador Tom Amolo who works in the Kenya ministry of Foreign Affairs. Ambassador Amolo explain to Elmore that Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta will embrace this idea.
Elmore in this video not only praise African food Elmore encourage Americans and the world to experience the “African Food.”
Learn more about the Safari Initiative via Elmore’s website
contact Anthony “Amp” Elmore via his email at ; firstname.lastname@example.org .