Ashanti Biography, Wiki, Height, Weight, Age, Husband, Boyfriend, Family, Net Worth, Career & Many More

Ashanti is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. Her full name is Ashanti Shequoiya Douglas. On October 13, 1980, Ashanti was born in Glen Cove, New York, United States.

Early Life

Ashanti was born in the city of Glen Cove in Nassau County, near Long Island, New York. She was named after the Ashanti Empire of Ghana, where women held due power.  From childhood, her mother wanted her to pursue the same virtue and gain power. Her mother enrolled her in a dancing school. She mastered dance forms like jazz and ballet. At the time of her school days, Ashanti focused on writing songs. She explored her potential for writing stories so that it would connect the audience.

Personal Life Info

Ashanti’s father’s name is Ken-Kaye Thomas Douglas. He was a former singer.   His mother’s name is TinaDouglas. She was a former dance teacher. She is very secretive about her personal life. She didn’t share much information about her personal life on social media.

Career Life

Ashanti began her career in childhood. Ashanti always wanted to be a singer. But the way to success was not that easy. At the time of her high school days,  Ashanti focused on writing. She was a part of the English club. It laid the foundation for writing poetry.  Her powerful and strong voice attracted industry experts.

They offered her first singing contract with Jive records at the age of fourteen. Later she signed with Epic records. But that contract didn’t last more than one year because of management issues. Later she got admission in Hampton University in Virginia on a track scholarship.  Later she dropped to pursue her singing career.

Filmography

Some of her movies are given below:

TitleYearRole
Malcolm X1992Student in Harlem classroom
Bouge!1997Rudy
Coach Carter2005Kyra
Stuck2015Eve
Honey Girls2021Fancy G

Name of some TV shows

Here some of her TV shows are given below:

TitleYearRole
Disneyland1989Child dancer
Sabrina: The teenage witch2002Herself
Law & order: special victims unit2013Ashanti
Murder2018Nikki
Dynasty2019Herself

Controversy

There is no major controversy about Ashanti.

Some Unknown Facts About

  1. Does Ashanti smoke?  Yes.
  2. Does Ashanti drink? Yes.
  3. Does Ashanti have a tattoo? Yes. Near her left elbow.
  4. Ashanti loves travelling.
  5. Ashanti’s favourite color is blue.
  6. Ashanti’s hobbies are singing,  dancing, listening to music, watching movies, travelling and reading books.
  1. Does Ashanti smoke?  Yes.
  2. Does Ashanti drink? Yes.
  3. Does Ashanti have a tattoo? Yes. Near her left elbow.
  4. Ashanti loves travelling.
  5. Ashanti’s favourite color is blue.
  6. Ashanti’s hobbies are singing,  dancing, listening to music, watching movies, travelling and reading books.

Relationship Info

Ashanti was in a relationship with rapper Nelly. They met at a press conference for the 2003 Grammy Awards on the 1st January, 2003. They began dating on 17 February. They ended their 11 years relationship on 6 March, 2014.

Political Journey

Ashanti is not involved with politics.

Ashanti’s Net Worth

As Ashanti is a famous actress and musician,  she earns a smart salary. The estimated net worth of Ashanti is $4 M US Dollars. 

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