You must have heard of the “Sweet Love” hit maker Akothee,young and sexy with a cool personality.Esther Akoth better known to you as as Akothee is unquestionably one of the richest female artists in Kenya,with lots of businesses under her name.
She however has such a humble background that you could wonder how she made it.
She separated from her cheating husband in 2006 leaving her with their four children.This was so difficult for Akothee as she was forced to start working as a taxi driver to fend for her family.
This,surprisingly,turned out to be a blessing in disguise.On her daily activities as a driver,one french client was moved as she saw her struggle to hide a freely oozing boob from him.
He could not hide his curiosity and wanted to know whether she had a breast-feeding baby. That was in mid-2008.
She opened up to him about her life,exchanged digits and built a bond.
The man invited her to his place in western Europe where he helped her broaden her business. “He promptly bought me a van which was the first in my Akothee Tours &S afaris,” she says.
It so happened that the man, whom she refuses to name, offered to expand her taxi fleet and she seized the opportunity to expand into tour operation business. At the same time, Akothee managed to open up bar, “The Stomp 196”, in Shanzu.
She then expanded her business making a good fortune out of it.
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.
-Additional reporting- S.D and Deco Diamond.