Controversial singer Esther Akoth popularly known as Akothee has been rewarded Ksh. 50,000 by KFCB boss Ezekiel Mutua.
Mutua said on Monday that the controversial singer has improved her content and deserved the award.
Speaking after Mutua’s announcement, Akothee welcomed Ezekiel Mutua’s 50K reward saying that she will use it to help the needy who have lost their daily incomes as a result of the COVID-19
“I really appreciate Daktari First and foremost, thank you very much for acknowledging my Talent? this means alot to me ?? Secondly, thank you very much for the 50,000 ksh, I really needed it at this particular time ???? I will send it straight to those ladies who worked in night clubs and can’t get anything to feed their children, most of them emailed me at their point of dead Ends. GOD BLESS YOU ABUNDANTLY ?????? @dr.ezekielmutua ?? An ngama miya ema apako ????,” reads Akothee’s post.
In his statement, Mutua also awarded Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja and his sons for putting out the most creative video on Covid-19.
“Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja & sons are the winners of the most creative piece of art in raising awareness on COVID-19. Esther Akoth alias Akothee takes the trophy for the most improved artist in Kenya. Her online messages and content of late are very inspiring. 50k for both!” announced Ezekiel Mutua
In 2019, Mutua was on the forefront to bash Akothee for performing ‘Semi-naked’
“Kenya has got talent but as long as we keep celebrating this kind of madness, our entertainment industry will never grow. Akothee is talented but the filthy and stupids stunts she has to pull to remain relevant should concern all of us. What’s worse is to see grown-up men and women celebrating this scatological obscenity in the name of entertainment. We have lost it as a nation. People like Akothee cannot be 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. This kind is crass, moronic and a theatre of the absurd. It’s demonic to the core and only appeals to debilitating and incorrigible perverts and brainless audiences. Akothee must stop this idiosyncrasy. There’s no dignity in for her or her audience,” he said