Ja Rule Heading To Africa For Performances, Launches Poker Site

U.S. rapper

Ja Rule is heading to Africa to headline a concert in Nairobi, Kenya next

week. The

Inc.'s star artist will perform at the Carnivore grounds on Friday (July 28) as

part of the Celtel Kenya Win a Porsche World Cup promotion. The

rapper will hand over the keys to a Porsche to one winner of the contest, which

started last month. Celtel,

which started mobile phone operations in Africa in 1998, has networks across 15

African countries and covers more than a third of the population of Africa. According

to reports, Ja Rule, along with Ashanti will travel to the African nation of Tanzania,

which borders Kenya the following Saturday (July 30), for a show in nation's capital

of Dar es Salam with radio station Clouds FM.In

May, Ja Rule launched a new business venture, starsonpoker.com, a new online gaming/card

tournament website as a member of the Action Poker Network. Players

can play such games as Chinese Poker, Texas Hold'em, 7 Card Stud and other card games

for cash prizes.