Ashanti has had an incredibly successful career, which has made Ashanti one of the more well-known women in the world of music.
Her acting resume is impressive, and she has a lot of notable credits to her name. The full title of Ashanti's name has been changed to Ashanti Shequoiya Douglas.
Her birth date was the 23rd of October, 1980, at Glen Cove, New York. Both of her parents have musical backgrounds. Her mother was an actress, while her father was an artist.
The name comes from her father, the Ashanti Empire, which ruled Ghana between 1670 and 1957. As with many young girls, Ashanti liked to sing various pop songs.
The mother of Ashanti was able to hear her singing along to a Mary J. Blige song when she was 12 and instantly realized that her daughter was sporting an impressive talent.
Her primary sources of inspiration include Janet Jackson, Whitney Houston, and Mariah Carey - although it was Mary J. Blige who was the most influential in her decision to become an artist.
Ashanti has been incredibly involved in various charitable endeavors. She has helped raise awareness about domestic violence, at the beginning of her career, with the hit single "Rain In Me."
Ashanti was known to have been a singer Nelly lover for ten years. The couple had been together since 2004 when the couple broke up in 2014.
Irv Gotti, a music producer for Murder, Inc., quickly recognized Ashanti's talent. He frequently suggested she compose songs for his rappers and to sing along with their tracks.
The proceeds from the $5 minidisc benefit charities for victims of domestic violence. She also raised funds to help with Hurricane Katrina relief.
In 2003 Ashanti was paid $1.95 million for a house in Old Westbury, New York. In July 2022, she put up the home for sale at $2.2 million. The property is situated on 2 acres.