Akothee Esther was born to a county administrator father and politician mother. Additionally, the singer, who grew up in Migori, is the first daughter in her family.
Surprisingly, Akothee is 37 years old as of 2019, born on 8th April 1983 in Kisumu County in Kenya. Even though her mother was very loving, she went through a rebellious phase in high school which led to her early marriage.
As can be seen, Akothee is more popular for her flamboyant lifestyle than for her music. For one thing, she shops in the most fashionable stores in Europe drives flashy cars and is rumored to be shopping for a jet.
Furthermore, she has three homes in Mombasa, Nairobi, and Nyanza.
Where was Akothee Esther born?
In the first place, Esther Akoth, aka Akothee Esther, is a singer and a businesswoman. Not to mention, who is famous for her wonderful afrobeat songs. And which are usually accompanied by sultry dance moves that only the fit can pull off.
Secondly, she was born on 8th April 1983 in Kisumu County in Kenya. Above all, Akothee Esther is one of the wealthiest celebrities in Kenya. Generally speaking, this is evidenced by her numerous expensive cars, the big homes she owns, and her numerous businesses.
Notably, with the most prominent one being Akothee Safaris. In that case, tours and travel company. But did you know that Akothee’s story is a classic grass to grace one? Did you also know that Akothee has been married before? Do you know just how old is Akothee?
Below is her most recent song Muje. Watch and share it with your friends online.
Where did Akothee Esther school?
In reality, Akothee Esther went to Nyabisawa Girls high school but dropped out in Form 2. Especially, when she eloped with her then-husband.
Later on, 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.
On one hand, Akothee’s career has shifted from being a taxi driver, Omena vendor, to a now successful musician and businesswoman. While she began her taxi driving business when she divorced her ex-husband.
On the other hand, the taxi driving business was based in Kenya’s Mombasa, and she earned approximately Kshs. 3000 to Kshs.4000 daily.
Currently, Akothee is a flourishing musician with a couple of hit songs to her name. In addition to her successful entrepreneurship empire, owning Akothee Safaris- tours and travel company, and an establishment – Morning Star Diani.
Is Akothee single or married?
Akothee’s love life is full of twists and turns, and stories that will make you shed a tear. It was when she was a Form two student at Nyabisawa Girls that Akothee chose to elope with a boy from the neighboring boy’s school.
According to Akothee, the boy used to send her love letters that drove her crazy. Despite coming from a loving home, Akothee’s rebellious phase pushed her to elope with the man. She was then just 14 years of age.
Not forgetting, Akothee then moved in with her mother-in-law in Migori County. Whereas, she served as a house girl to the mother-in-law for the next seven years. Her parents in law then sent her away in 2000, reasons undisclosed.
After being sent packing by her parents-in-law whom she had diligently served for the past seven years, Akothee moved to Kanga. It was in Kanga that she started her Omena (dagaa) selling business venture. In order to raise money for her school fees and her small family’s upkeep.
In the year 2003, Akothee’s husband finished his university education, and he and Akothee got back together to take care of their children. This gave Akothee the chance to go back to school. When she cleared her education, she followed her husband to Nairobi, and they began a very humble life together.
According to Akothee, their life in Nairobi was so simple and humble that they actually received items such as mwikos and sufurias from their friends. In a surprising turn of events, Akothee husband left her in 2006 when he had just started getting wealthy.
Raising her Family
Akothee is a mother of five. She has three daughters and two sons. The three Akothee daughters are products of her first marriage, while her sons were conceived from different relationships with foreigners.
Above all odds, Akothee’s firstborn was conceived when she was just but 14 years old. Her name is Vesha Shalian Okello. Akothee gave birth to her second child- also a girl when she was 15 years old.
In a sad turn of events, this child passed away because Akothee could not raise enough funds to take her to a hospital when she was ailing. After the incident, Akothee’s third-born was born to sixteen-year-old Akothee. Her name is Celine Dion Okello, aka Celly or Rue Baby.
It was in the year 2000 that Akothee gave birth to her last-born daughter, Prudence Apundo. The Akothee sons are Oyoo and Ojwang, whom she warmly refers to as Prince Oyoo and Prince Ojwang.
All in all, Akothee has a very warm and nurturing relationship with all her children. This can be seen from the way she showers them with gifts on their birthdays to the way she proudly describes them whenever she has the chance.
How Akothee Esther Divorce Came By
Divorce Akothee separated from her husband on October 6th, 2006. The man dumped her when he had just started getting wealthy, and he left her with three kids. He had also been involved in an extra-marital affair.
Generally, Akothee’s divorce pushed her to move to Mombasa where she joined her brother in the taxi business. The two drove the taxi in turns. It was while driving the taxi in Mombasa that Akothee met a French diplomat who was impressed by her.
How wealthy is Akothee Esther?
The French diplomat was more curious to know if Akothee had just had a baby as she had a milk stain on her bosom. She told him the truth and the man felt sorry for her.
He 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.
In particular, Akothee admits 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, The Stomp 196 in Shanzu, and he bought her the first van in Akothee Safaris.
Later on, they moved to Switzerland but she felt that Akothee 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. She came back to Kenya and started her music career.
Again, she 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!
Her notable music collection & albums
Akothee has dubbed herself ‘The Queen of Kanungo’, Kanungo referring to a series of beats and body-bending dance moves indigenous to the Luo community in Kenya.
Most of Akothee’s 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.
Here is a list of Akothee songs that will surely lighten up your day, get you off your chair and get you in that dancing mood.
- Oyoyo featuring – McGalaxy
- Give It To Me featuring Flavour
- Sweet Love featuring Diamond
- Benefactor Yuko Moyoni
- New Dance featuring – Oc Osilliation
- Djele Djele
- Shengerera Mama
Akothee Notable Awards & Recognition
Throughout her musical career, Esther Akothee has managed to scoop the following awards. Including the African;
- Muzik Magazine Awards, AFRIMMA – Best Female Artist(East Africa) 2016.
- African Muzik Magazine Awards, AFRIMMA – Best video.
- Entertainment Awards in the USA – Best Female Artist.
She will be up against fellow Kenyan Victoria Kimani, Tanzania’s Vanessa Mdee, and Nandy. As well as the Ugandan Leyla Kayondo, Rema, Sheebah Karungi, Juliana Kanyomozi, and the Rwandan Knowles Butera and Charly & Nina.
What is the net worth of Akothee?
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.
For instance, 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.
Notably, the Muje hit Singer Akothee wants to cement her name in the list of high flying Kenyans. In particular, by buying her own private jet.
For a while, she has been hiring private choppers to facilitate her movement. Especially 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.
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