Esther Akothee Biography
Esther Akoth, professionally known as Akothee, is a Kenyan singer-songwriter and a businesswoman best known for her wonderful afro-beat songs which are usually accompanied by sultry dance moves.
Esther Akothee proves to be one of the wealthiest celebrities in Kenya by displaying her numerous expensive cars, the big homes she owns and her numerous businesses, the most prominent one being Akothee Safaris- a tours and travel company.
Akothee is 36 years old as of 2018, born on 8th April 1983 in Kisumu County in Kenya.
Akothee net worth
Akothee has an estimated net worth of 6.2 billion Kenyan shillings. Nelly Oaks, her manager revealed this in order to silence rumors that Akothee was worth 300 million Kenyan shillings. Akothee’s net worth can be attributed to her assets in Kenya which are worth about 1 billion Kenyan shillings. Moreover, her net worth may be so large due to her businesses such as the Akothee Safaris tour company and the Morning Star Diani establishment which seeks to provide five-star comfort at three-star prices. Her career in music also has something to do with Akothee’s high net worth. Akothee once revealed that she charges 1 million Kenyan shillings for a collaboration with an artist for a song. She paid Flavour 6 million for their collaboration on the ‘Give It To Me’ song and she reportedly paid Tanzanian Diamond Platnumz 1.7 million for their collaboration on ‘Sweet Love’.
Akothee is the daughter of an administrator father and a politician mother in Kisumu County.
Akothee went to Nyabisawa Girls high school but dropped out in Form 2 when she eloped with her then-husband. Later, She went back to school and in 2004, to sit for her Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) at Wasio Mixed Secondary School. Akothee posted her KCSE results slip on social media and surprisingly she was index number 34 and scored an aggregate grade of C+. Among the grades that stood out in her result slip is the A plain she scored in History and Government and the D- that she scored in Mathematics.
Akothee’s love life is full of ups and downs and stories that will make you shed a tear. When she was a Form two student at Nyabisawa Girls that she chose to elope with a boy from the neighboring boy’s school. According to Akothee, its the love letters that the boy used to send which drove her crazy. Although she came from a loving home, that did not hinder the 14 years old Akothee from following her heart and eloped with the man. Akothee then moved in with her mother-in-law in Migori County. In her mother-in-law’s house, she served as a house girl for the next seven years.
In 2000, her parents in law sent her away athough she did not disclose the reason behind it. She later moved to Kanga. In Kanga, Akothee started her omena(dagaa) selling business in order to raise money her family upkeep and for her school fees. He husband finished his university education in the year 2003 and the two united again to take care of their children. This gave Akothee the chance to go back to school. After Akothee cleared her education, she followed her husband to Nairobi and they started a very humble life together. According to Akothee, their life in Nairobi was so simple and humble one and they would actually borrow simple cooking items from their neighbors like mwikos and sufurias. In 2006 surprisingly, Akothee’s husband left her after things started to work well on his side leaving Akothee alone to feed and pay school fees for the children.
On October 6th, 2006, Akothee separated from her husband. The man dumped Akothee when he had just started getting wealthy and he left her with three kids. He had also been involved in an extra-marital affair. Due to the divorce, Akothee moved to Mombasa where she joined her brother in the taxi business. The two used to operate the taxi in turns. It was while driving the taxi in Mombasa that Akothee met a French diplomat who was impressed by her. The French diplomat’s curiosity drove him to Akothee and wanted to know whether Akothee had a baby as she had a milk stain on her bosom. Akothee told him the truth and the man felt sorry for her.
The French diplomat took down her contacts and invited himself to her home. Akothee introduced him to her young family and he then invited them to West Africa where he was working. Akothee accepts the fact that this man helped her financially. He offered to expand her taxi business and she took the opportunity to venture into the tour operation business. While she was with this man, she managed to open a bar in Shanzu named The Stomp 196 and he bought her the first van in Akothee Safaris. They moved to Switzerland but she felt that wedding this man was not going to happen and the man only wanted kids from her, pushing her to move back to Kenya when she was 9 months pregnant. Akothee came back to Kenya and started her music career.
Akothee is a mother of five children three daughters and two sons. Her three daughters are products of her first marriage, while her sons were conceived from different relationships with foreigners. Akothee conceived her firstborn daughter when she was just but 14 years old. Her name is Vesha Shalian Okello. Her second child- also a girl was conceived when Akothee was 15 years old when she was 15 years old.
In a sad turn of events, this child passed away after a long ailing period and Akothee who was financially challenged at the time could not raise enough funds to take her to hospital. Akothee welcomed her third child, Celine Dion Okello, aka Celly or Rue Baby, when she was sixteen years old. In 2000, Akothee gave birth to her third daughter, Prudence Apundo. Akothee has two sons named Oyoo and Ojwang, whom she warmly refers to as Prince Oyoo and Prince Ojwang.
When it comes to parenting, Akothee has a very strong bond and a nurturing relationship with all her children. She reveals this through the way she showers her children with gifts on their birthdays to the way she proudly describes them whenever she has the chance.
When either of her kids turns eighteen, Akothee gifts him/her with a car among other expensive gifts which makes it look like a custom.
- The Akothee house in Mombasa that has sixteen bedrooms and all required facilities. This was revealed by Kenyan comedian Jalango, aka, Jalas, who visited the home. Jalango reported that when he was at the house, he used twelve white towels and fifteen bedcovers. Moreover, he was attended to by a personal masseuse and a private chef. He apparently slept on a 12×10 bed. Akothee’s house in Mombasa is worth approximately 120 million Kenyan shillings.
- Akothee owns another home in Rongo, Migori County, which is worth approximately 100 million Kenyan shillings.
- Esther Akothee house in Nairobi is worth 80 million Kenyan shillings.
- Akothee also owns a luxury apartment complex in North Coast.
- Apart from her luxury homes, Akothee also owns a four bedroomed pad in Zurich, Switzerland worth about 50 million dollars. This amounts to about 83% of her net worth.
Akothee songs Akothee has dubbed herself ‘The Queen of Kanungo’, Kanungo refers to a series of beats and body-bending dance moves indigenous to the Luo community in Kenya. Most of her songs, which are sung in Kiswahili, English and Luo, are associated with the afro-beat feel and this is just but one of the reasons why most people fall in love with her songs. These songs are;
- Oyoyo featuring McGalaxy
- Give It To Me featuring Flavour
- Sweet Love featuring Diamond
- Yuko Moyoni
- New Dance featuring Oc Osilliation
- Djele Djele
- Shengerera Mama
Akothee awards and Nominations
In her musical career, Akothee has managed to scoop the following awards:
- African Muzik Magazine Awards, AFRIMMA – Best Female Artist(East Africa) 2016.
- African Muzik Magazine Awards, AFRIMMA – Best video.
- African Entertainment Awards USA – Best Female Artist.
Akothee has been nominated for the 2018 AFRIMMA Best Female Artist (East Africa) Award. Akothee competed against fellow Kenyan Victoria Kimani, Tanzania’s Vanessa Mdee and Nandy, Uganda’s Leyla Kayondo, Rema, Sheebah Karungi, Juliana Kanyomozi and Rwanda’s Knowles Butera and Charly & Nina. We shall have to wait till October 7th this year to know if she wins the award. Meanwhile, her fans can continue voting for her. Read more:
Akothee had enough of men
Akothee said she has permanently bowed out of the dating game. “I have had enough of men, and I lost trust in them. It will take me years to fall in love again. The love I have now is for me and my children because no man has plans for me. There is no man who can handle me because there’s no way I will fall into any man’s plans. I call the shots,” she said firmly.
The singer went further to say that she would be apprehensive about carrying another man’s pregnancy or funding a broke man. “So when you want to come and fall in my plans and I already have five kids, and you have no child: Do you think I will be pregnant for you – no way! If you want to come to me bare-handed and you want me to be paying your bills, I am sorry it won’t happen”, asserted Akothee.
Akothee multi-million house based at Migori
Akothee Taxi Business
With the little money, she had saved up she went to a driving school and became a matatu driver. She then, later on, moved to Mombasa where she became a taxi driver.
While on the Job she met a Swedish man who invited her back to his home country. Unfortunately, as fate would have it, things didn’t work out as she had planned. The man kicked her out while she was 9 months pregnant and she had to come back to Kenya. However, this time she had some money on her, enough to invest well in her taxi business.
While still going about her business, as usual, she met a French man who was then the French ambassador to Djibouti. This was the turning point of her life as she had hit the jackpot. The man was truly loaded and showered her with lavish gifts and colossal amounts of money. The man once gifted her with a brand new Prado on her birthday and sent her KSH 80 million to put a roof over her growing family. The French man is the father of her last born, however, they are now separated.
Akothee Safaris and Other Business
During her hustling life and by her hard work and God’s grace she is now a proud owner of over 15 vehicles comprising of two 27-seater buses, mini-buses and 5 tour land cruiser vans.
She got involved in a lot of business pursuits that saw her set up a slew of business interests as evidenced in Akothee safaris a flourishing Tours and Travel Company, Morning Star Diani, an establishment that seeks to provide 5-star accommodations at 3-star rates and Akothe & Properties a real estate venture.
Esther Akothee is more popular for her flamboyant lifestyle than for her music. She shops in the most fashionable stores in Europe, drive flashy cars and is rumored to be shopping for a jet. She has three homes in Mombasa, Nairobi, and Nyanza. That is besides a luxury apartment complex in the North Coast and a four-bedroomed pad in Zurich, Switzerland.
Regarded to as Kenya’s wealthiest female musician this singer is alleged to be worth Ksh 300 million. While she has proved her capabilities in music, many have wondered about her source of wealth. The video to her song Djele Djele set her back Ksh 1 million while her next Chengerere cost her Ksh 4 million and was shot in South Africa.
The man she married fell in love with another woman and kicked her without her three children. She started out as a matatu driver on route 108 that ply the Gachie before later moving to Mombasa. There she met a dutchman who took her to Holland and did a dancing gig that paid her ksh 300,000.
She then went back to her former husband and stole her children and started living with them. Fast forward to six years ago when she met a rich French man who was also an ambassador. This she says was her turn around as the man sent her Ksh 80 million to build a house. He also recently gave her a Prado during her birthday.
Singer Akothee wants to cement her name in the list of high flying Kenyans by buying her own private jet.
For a while, she has been hiring private choppers to facilitate her movement around the country but now it seems she is tired of traveling in someone else’s chopper. She was seen window shopping for planes and word quickly started spreading she wanted to buy her own private jet.
Many may doubt whether she has the cash to buy a private jet but then again she has proved a couple of times she has the means to be a little extravagant. Buying a personal jet is not cheap, even top-notch millionaires know that actually only a few African celebrities like P Squire and Davido are known to actually own one.
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Akothee In Turkana Latest News
Madam Boss: Singer Akothee Moves Kenyans for mobilizing Trucks of Food, Water to Turkana
Kenyans on social media have heaped praises on controversial Kenyan singer Esther Akoth alias Akothee over her efforts in helping those who are starving.
This comes after the musician launched an initiative that has seen her donate food and water to starving Kenyans in drought-stricken Turkana County.
After an online appeal for funds, the “Oyoyo” hitmaker traveled to Turkana with trucks full of tonnes of food and more than 10,000 liters of water.
“Lodwar is the capital city of Turkana, we can’t ignore the fact that we always have needy families around us, even in your village, especially the elderly, women and children, so we can’t just pass them like that, our food arrived this morning, ” Akothee says in a social media post.
“I have taken with me 10,000 liters of water too! Remember there is a capacity we can’t carry due to the roads and to avoid getting stuck in the interiors , so we were advised to take them on trips, so we offload the big lorries in Lodwar town, and only pack what we need for the day , I love you much Be blessed, together we can change something.”
Kenyans online have been moved by her bid to help starving Kenyans, saying she is better than most musicians and churches who pretend to be righteous.
Cess Andrews says: “Such a beautiful woman with a great heart.”
Lydiah Thiga notes: “This lady has a heart of gold, no matter how much we try to bring her down we will never win over her because the prayers of the people she helps will always keep her at the top.”
Serah Mwenyewe says: “Huyu tunaweza sema zile viti zote za women rep wanyanganywe apewe peke yake.. God bless her.”
Dotty Wanjiru writes:”Sijui nimtafute niendage kanisa kake !?Hutu twingine tulinishinda
Preachers kindly skip my comment …msinikubushe vile nlitoa sadaka only to meet mshungaji kwa counter ena mûhehu na kairetu ga seveni hau niliita mhudumu aongeze chupa hapo !!najua alimalizia na kutetema nkt
Mbinguni tutaingia wachache sana.”
Wangari Ndungu notes: “She’s no longer the president of single mothers but people’s president. God bless you madam boss.”
Charity Githinji says: “The true preacher is that one who practices acts of kindness. Indeed, she has spoken….where are the prosperity gospel preachers?”
Esther Mum Tracy: “Actions speaks louder than words, may God bless u madam boss.”