14 Interesting Facts About Akothee You Do Not Wish Miss Out

Ester Akothee, popularly known as Akothee is a Kenyan singer and an entrepreneur. She is very talented and well-skilled in singing the afro-beat songs, accompanied by sultry dancing steps. Akothee had been in a collabo with Diamond and Flavour; hence she is famous both locally and internationally.

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  • Akothee was born on the 8th of April, 1980, in Kisumu County, Kenya. She is apparently 41 years as of 2020, and she, therefore, celebrates her happy birthday with her family, friends, and colleagues on the 8th of April every year.
  • Akothee’s father is called Joshua Owino Kokeyo, who was a former District Officer. Her mother is known as Hon. She and Monica Yunita Kokeyo was serving as the seating Migori MCA. Akothee was the firstborn of her parents, and she spent her childhood in Migori.
  • She started her secondary education in Nyabisawa Girls Secondary School, but later on, she dropped while in form two. She completed her education at Gachie Mixed Secondary School in 2004when she was 21years, and she managed to get a mean grade of C+. In her result slip that she posted on social media, she scored an A in History and Government but a D- in Mathematics.
  • She got married to her first husband at the age of 14 years, and she had three children in that marriage. She used to live with her mother-in-law while her husband was still studying, but after completing studies, she went to Nairobi, where she lived happily with her husband. After Akothee had three children, her husband left her and married another woman. She decided to move to Mombasa with her children to stay with her brother.
  • In Mombasa, she worked as a taxi driver, getting little income to sustain herself and her children. There was a time she carried a man from Zurich, Switzerland, who became her boyfriend and took her to his home place.  The two got married, and Akothee conceived her fourth child with him, but later on, she broke up with him and moved to Kenya.
  • Akothee is a single woman having five children; 3 daughters and two sons. Her daughters are Vesha Shalian Okello, Celine Dion Okello, and Prudence Apundo from her first marriage. In her second and third marriages, she conceived two sons, namely Oyo and Ojwang’.
  • As a talented singer, she has released several songs. She started her singing career in the year 2008, doing collaborations with famous artists such as Diamond Platnumz. She has also received a nomination for the best 2018 AFRIMMA Best Female Artist Award. She is competing with her fellow artists such as Victoria Kimani, Vanessa Mdee, Nandy, Uganda’s Leyla Kayondo, Rema, Sheebah Karungi, Juliana Kanyomozi, and Rwanda’s Knowles Butera and Charly&Nina.
  • Ester Akothee has named herself ‘The Queen of Kanungo,’ where ‘Kanungo’ means a series of beats and body-bending dancing steps that are common in the Luo community of Kenya. Many of her songs are sung in Swahili, English, or Luo languages accompanied by a beat feel that attracts many of her fans who fell in love with the songs.
  • She has a house in Mombasa that has sixteen bedrooms plus any other required facility. The house is said to be worth $1.2 million. She owns another house in Rongo, Migori County, and it is said to be worth $1 million. She also has another house in Nairobi, which is worth $0.8 million, and an apartment located in Complex on North Coast. Apart from those ones, she has a luxury home in Switzerland worth $0.5 million
  • Akothee had saved little money, which she used to pay fees in a driving school, and thereafter she became a taxi driver. While she was a taxi driver, she carried a man from Switzerland who married her but later kicked her out of the house when Akothee was nine months pregnant. After the divorce with her second husband, Akothee met a French man who was an ambassador to Djibouti, Sudan. The man was stingingly rich, and he dated her, showering her with lavish gifts and a lot of money. On one of her birthdays, Akothee received a gift of a brand-new Prado from the French man, who is also the father of her last-born child, but currently, the two are now separated.
  • Akothee’s efforts and determination have made her a successful woman. She owns over 15 vehicles, which include two 27-seater buses, mini-buses, and five tour land cruiser and. She has ventured into many businesses that made her discover a lot of business interests like in tourism, transport, and accommodation.
  • Akothee is one of the richest artists in Kenya, with a net worth estimated to be $610 million. She owns houses in Migori, Mombasa, Kisumu, Nairobi, and Switzerland. Her house, which is in Switzerland, is worth $50 million. She also owns a fleet of cars such as the German AMG SL 63 Roadster, Prado, Toyota V8, and a Range Rover.
  • Akothee is viewed as one of the most successful and richest artists not only in Kenya but also in East Africa. Her music talent has made her live a lavish and happy lifestyle. She is used to shopping in the most fashionable shops and high-class supermarkets and hypermarkets in Europe. She also drives the most expensive cars, and her children get a high-class education. She owns an apartment Complex in North Coast and a 4-bedroomed pad in Zurich, Switzerland.
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  • Akothee collapsed on the stage while performing during a Luo festival because of fatigue. It happened one week after she was hospitalized and was diagnosed with fatigue.
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