You were a blessing, I am purchasing a house in Watamu – Akothee to Mutua

Akothee and KFCB boss Ezekiel Mutua [Photo: @akotheekenya/dr.ezekielmutua]

A statement by Jesus Christ to the effect of 'no prophet is accepted in his home town' over 2,000 years ago has in 2019 rang true for singer Esther Akoth alias Akothee.

According to Akothee, whilst her Kenyan compatriots perceive her as a disgrace, her Italian fans tout her as the Kenyan Madonna courtesy of her controversial performance at Papa Remo beach, Watamu.

“Stay around people who love you for you and lights your candle! Roberto invited me for a show in his Hotel in papa Remo for Valentine's which Kenyans thought I was a disgrace. The show trended negatively locally and trended positively internationally. Kenyans called me a disgrace but Italians called me Madonna of Kenya!” Wrote Akothee.

A show where her raunchy dance moves were faulted by Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB) boss Ezekiel Mutua as "crass" and "moronic".

“People like Akothee cannot be the role models for our daughters. Music doesn’t have to be dirty to sell. How I wish artists like Akothee would know how much influence they have on our youths and try to use that influence to produce content that is edifying,” wrote Mutua at the time.

Fast forward to August and Akothee has seemingly had the last laugh.

In a message to her followers Akothee revealed that her bank account has grown fatter since then and is now slated to perform ‘exclusively for Italian dignitaries’ on the 7th of September.

“The show trended positively in Italy and that changed the position of my pocket and a breakthrough in my career, because of this show I will be performing exclusively for Italian dignitaries on the 7th September in Kilili baharini everything was already paid for,” added the singer.

That is not all, she landed her another exclusive gig in the playground of the rich, Monaco, and the fruits of it all is the purchase of another home in the north of Mombasa.

“I have an invite to another exclusive show in Monaco. I am here to finalize the purchase of my new home in Watamu, details dropping ASAP say my name someone tell Mutua he was a blessing, I thought you should know that, if you ever fought for me online it has brought blessings.”