Akothee Biography, life history Wealth, Songs,Family,husband,children,Wikipedia,contacts. She is regarded as one of the wealthiest female musicians in Kenya. She shops in Europe, drives expensive cars, and has four luxurious homes in North Coast, Mombasa, Nairobi and Rakwaro in Migori County. in addition to her lavish homes in in Kenya, she has a four-bedroomed house in Zurich, Switzerland.
Esther Akothee Biography
Akothee (Esther Akoth) born and bread in the Lakeside city of Kisumu,she is a musician and a business woman who is based in Mombasa. She has won the Best Female East Africa AFRIMA Award 2016.
Akothee got married at 14 and had to go back to school at 24 to finish her studies. She finished her high school in 2004 when she was already a mother of three and scored a mean grade of a C+. Unfortunately she was kicked out of her first
marriage since she was supposedly boring, too hardheaded and unromantic.
Akothee Tax Business
With the little money she had saved up Akothee 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.
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 setup a slew of business interests as evidenced in Akotheesafaris 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, drives flashy cars and is rumoured to be shopping for a jet. She has three homes in Mombasa, Nairobi and Nyanza. That is besides a luxury apartment complex in North Coast and a four-bedroomed pad in Zurich, Switzerland.
She comes from a musical family and the musical spirit resonates quite strongly, and this has inevitably led her into the music scene with emotive hits such as Nimechoka, Pashe and Katika. She brings into the industry a distinctive refreshing African beat that we can all sing along and dance to.
Akothee came back to Kenya determined to start her life afresh. That is when she began her music career, which she says was her first passion. Most of her music videos are trending on YouTube . She maintains that music was her first passion.
Her music that features heavy kanungo beats are also ruling the airwaves on local radio stations, besides a busy schedule of performances outside Kenya.
The musician who singles out Yondo Sisters as her role model, can dance soukous, into which she blends chakacha with a heavy dose of twerking to guarantee an electrified audience.
Regerded 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.
Akothe got married at 14 and stayed there for 10 years. 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 dutch man 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.
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Akothee Family and Children
Esther Akothee has three daughters and two sons from different
marriages.Akothee had four daughters from her first marriage and bore three children between the ages of 14 to 16. One of her kids died because she could not afford to take her to hospital. She later gave birth to her fourth daughter in the year 2000.
Her sons are from her second marriage with a white man who she claims was only interested in having children with her but not marriage.
In 2016, she got pregnant with twins but unfortunately she lost the twins whern she collapsed in Switzerland
Akothee contacts, facebook and twitter
- Djele djele
- Give it to me
- Yuko Moyoni
- Sweet Love
- Shengerera mama
Best female East Africa AFRIMA Awards,2016
SHOCKING FACTS ABOUT AKOTHEE YOU DIDN’T KNOW
- She was married at 14
Akothee was born to a county administrator father and politician mother. The singer, who grew up in Migori, is the first daughter in her family.
Though her mother was very loving, Akothee went through a rebellious phase in high school which led to her early marriage.
“I was in form two at Nyabisawa Girls, I decided to rebel. When I was 14 I fell in love with a guy who was studying in the neighbouring boys’ school. He used to write me letters that drove me crazy. I can even remember he used to write on blue foolscap,”Akothee recounted nostalgically.
Her teenage love affair became serious and she decided to run away with her boyfriend, “Love overwhelmed me and so I eloped with him. My parents tried to get me back home, but I refused. Once a Luo has made up her mind, who will say no?”
- She was a ‘house girl’ for seven years
After running away from home, she went to live with her mother-in-law at Awendo in Migori County.
“I served as a house girl to my mum-in-law for seven years. I was doing all the house chores at that tender age. All that time, my husband was in school learning. He cleared high school and even joined campus while I was still at his mum’s place,” she reveals.
She conceived and gave birth to her first born daughter at her parents-in-law’s houses.
Their relationship went sour and she was sent packing by her in-laws in 2000.
- She’d had three kids by age 16
Akothee gave birth to her first born at the age of 14, second born at 15 and third born at 16.
Her second born daughter later succumbed to illness because Akothee could not raise enough money to take her to hospital.
She got her fourth born in the same marriage in 2000.
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- She once sold omena to make a living
After she left her mum-in-law’s home, she went to live at Kanga where she started an omena business to raise money for her school fees and family upkeep.
In 2003, her husband completed his university course. The two got back together and took care of their children as Akothee went back to school.
“I decided to go clear my fourth form at Kanyasrega High school. I would drop the kids at kindergarten before proceeding to school. In the evening I would pick them up from the teacher’s house, take them home and go sell my omena for one hour,” the singer reveals.
- She divorced her husband
When Akothee cleared school, she joined her husband who had then landed a job in Nairobi.
Their life was a humble one, the singer reveals. Akothee recalls friends giving them simple household items such as mwikos sufurias, and mattresses.
Sadly, her husband left her for another woman when he started getting wealthy.
“Maybe I am not a romantic woman, and so he got bored with me on October 6, 2006 and dumped me with our three kids,” said Akothee.
- She was a taxi driver
When times became tough, Akothee persevered: “I am like a cat, throw me up and I land on my four feet; not my back.”
After splitting from her husband, Akothee decided to join her brother in Mombasa. At that time, he was running a taxi business and they would partner drive the taxi in turns. The little profit she got from the taxi business was spent on her young family.
One day, while she was doing her rounds in Mombasa, she met a diplomat who was interested in knowing what could drive such a beautiful young woman into taxi work.
That chance meeting was the beginning of a relationship that would dramatically change her life.
The diplomat invited himself to Akothee’s home, and their relationship grew from there. Akothee later relocated with the man to Zurich, Switzerland.
She conceived his child, but at nine months she realised that the man was only interested in getting a baby with her- not marriage. Angered, she took a flight back to Kenya where she started her music career.
- She’s got her own money
After hitting the ground running with music, she invested in real estate (Akothee Property) and expanded her transport business (Akothee Safaris).
When she started working in the music industry, Akothee performed at high-end private parties where she could pocket well over a million shillings.
She injected this cash into her businesses and further grew her property.
- She’s 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.
- Having kids is her hobby
When asked if she has closed the chapter of having more kids, she quickly interjects: “Hapana! Kid number six is loading! Having many kids is a hobby, and I wish I could fall pregnant again.”
4 career lessons from Akothee, Kenyan singer and entrepreneur
It’s okay to have a rough start
Akothee left school aged 14 to marry the man she thought was the love of her life. In her own words, she came from a stable family but rebelled against expectations placed on her. She stayed at home, working as a housegirl for her mother-in-law over the course of seven years. All this while, her husband was in school getting his degree. He would eventually leave her for another woman.
It was after ten years of marriage that Akothee returned to school. She was 24 years old.
It is never too late to make a change in your life. A bumpy ride should not stop you from moving forward.
Nurture your inner hustler
After her divorce, Akothee moved from her village to Mombasa. There she learned how to drive and took to driving a taxi as part of her brother’s business. Yes, you read that right, she drove a taxi (some sources say it was a matatu).
Akothee is known to be a great dancer and although she has made money from it, when she started she was dancing for free. It was others who suggested that she consider dancing as a business. She followed this advice and went on to earn a living as a professional dancer, dancing at high-end parties in cities across the world.
Write this down, you can make profit from doing something unconventional. Always persevere and like Akothee land on your feet not on your back.
Diversity is the spice of life
Looking at all the things Akothee does begs the question, what exactly is her side hustle? Is it her music? Is it her business? The parties she hosts? The acting she does on the side? On the business side of things, Akothee has admitted that her ventures fund her Instagram glamorous living.
She is the woman behind Akothee Safaris, a travel agency and transport service (remember the taxi company mentioned above? It has now expanded to a fleet of cars and will soon acquire a private jet). She also owns a 5 star boutique hotel in the coastal city Diani. In addition to this, she deals in real estate and property, buying and selling luxurious homes along the Kenyan coast.
These days, everyone is expected to find their niche and stick to it but Akothee shows us that you can choose to buck the trend.
You can be a mama and an entrepreneur
On top of managing all that showbiz and entrepreneurship, Akothee is a mother of five! She has said that having kids is a hobby and she won’t mind a number six. As a single mum, she’s both the mother and the father, add to this her diverse hustles and her as a person outside her celebrity status. Her children have seen her through all her struggles and respect her for it.
Akothee is a huge inspiration to single mums. You can be everything you want to be in addition to being a great mother.
It’s been said that her past European partners are the ones that gave her money but after studying Akothee’s entrepreneurial spirit, I’ll take that with a pinch of salt. Here’s to living life to the fullest while generating your own wealth!