Akothee her real name Esther Akoth is regarded as one of the richest female musicians in Kenya.She is popularly known for for her flamboyant lifestyle than her singing career.
Here are the 10 things you did not know about the richest female musician Akothee.
1.She was once a taxi driver.
Many of you did not know Akothee was once a Taxi driver in Mombasa.She is definitely a real hustler.Whikle on her job as a taxi driver, she found a diplomat who was attracted to her beauty and instantly fell in love with her.They later formed a romantic relationship that changed her life for good.
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 realized 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.
2.She shops in Europe.
Akothee is fond of shopping the most fashionable stores in Europe in Europe.She has money and well has to wear designer clothes.
3.She had three kids by age 16
Akothee had 3 kids when she clocked 16 years.She got 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.
4.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.
5.She divorced her husband
After Akothee cleared school,Her Husband got a job in Nairobi and she decided to live together.
Their life was a humble one she revealed her friends gave 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.
6.She has her own businesses;
proceeds from her music money, she invested in real estate (Akothee Property) and expanded her travel and tour company Akothee Safaris.She is is doing very well with her businesses.
7.She once sold Omena for a Living.
Akothee sold Omena to make a living while studying so as to raise money for her school fees and to feed her children.
8.She was married at the age of 14 after eloping with her then boyfriend
Akothee 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.
9.She loves having babies and it’s her hobby
Akothee has not closed the chapter of getting Kids.She revealed that in future to expect another baby as she wishes she could fall pregnant again.
10. Akothee has four luxurious homes.
Akothee has four expensive top of the world homes any kenyan would wish to have.They are situated in North Coast, Mombasa, Nairobi and Rakwaro in Migori.
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