Esther Akoth (born 8 April 1983), better known as Akothee, is a Kenyan musician and businesswoman. She is the founder of Akothee Safaris, a tour company based in Kenya, the Akothee Foundation, a charity, and Aknotela and Akothee Homes, a real estate business.
Early life and career
Akoth was born in 1983 in Kisumu County, the daughter of an administrator father and a politician mother, and grew up in Migori County. She attended Nyabisawa Girls Secondary School, but dropped out at 14 to elope with her husband.
Akoth has five children. She owns houses in Mombasa, Migori County, and Zurich.
Akothee was born of an administrator father and a politician mother in Kisumu County.
Akoth’s music career started in 2008. Since then, she has released solo tracks as well as collaborations with other artists including Diamond Platnumz. Her released tracks include “Oyoyo” featuring MC Galaxy, “Give It To Me” featuring Flavour, “Sweet Love” featuring Diamond Platnumz, “Benefactor”, “Yuko Moyoni”, “New Dance” featuring Oc, “Osilliation”, “Nimechoka”, “Pashe”, “Katika”, “Djele Djele”, “Shengerera”, “Mama Bougerie”, and “Tucheze”. In March 2020, Akoth released “Mwitu asa”, a song written and sang in the Kamba language.
She has won several awards, including “Best Female Artist (East Africa)” at the African Muzik Magazine Awards in 2016 and 2019, “Best Video” at the African Muzik Magazine Awards in 2016, and “Best Female Artist” at the African Entertainment Awards USA.
Akoth has over one million followers on Instagram.
Akoth founded Akothee Safaris, a tour and travel company based in Nairobi, Kenya, and appointed her daughter as director of the company.
Parents and family
Akothee parents are Joshua Owino Kokeyo (father) and Monica Yunita Kokeyo (mother).
Singer Akothee comes from a family of politicians. The singer who makes headlines based on her social media posts and actions on and of stage has a very sober background. Akothee grew up in a household with parents that worked for the government and one who eventually became a politician.
She seems to have picked a thing or two from her parents. During her flamboyant homecoming, Akothee was received by a Women’s group from Migori which she supports.
“I don’t have much but the little I have, I give to the woman’s group to carry out their projects. My fiancé had offered to fly me in first class but I told him I need the money to do a project for a Woman’s group in Migori County and he obliged me,” Akothee said.
Ladies and gentlemen meet Akothee’s mum and dad. Her father,
Joshua Owino Kokeyo, is a former District Officer and her mother, Honourable Monica Yunita Kokeyo is the seating Migori MCA. She intends to run for the same seat in the upcoming elections.
Here are the photos of Akothee’s parents whom she flew in from Migori for the homecoming.
Akothee has five siblings, which are her four brothers and her only sister.
Her brother are also learned men.
Akothee is currently married to her lovely husband, Denis Schweizer also known as Omosh.
Esther Akoth Kokeyo, popularly known as Akothee, is the talk of the town after she married her newly found lover, Denis Schweizer, in a glitzy wedding attended by the who-is-who in the celeb-ville as well as the political class in Kenya.
The glamorous wedding went down at the Windsor Hotel drawing the attention of the country, literally.
Before then, Akothee had made everyone know about her new boyfriend, whom she dated for slightly over six months before they decided to become husband and wife.
She went ahead to nickname him Mister Omosh, even helping him adopt the name by changing his only known social media account on Instagram. Schweizer is now popularly known as Mr Omosh by his online Kenyan inlaws.
Apart from this, very little is really known of him and Kenyans have been asking the big question, “Who is Mr Omosh?”
This has led to Google searches, with those concerned scouring the internet for any piece of information that could unravel his true identity.
Mr Omosh comes from Switzerland, going by accounts given by Akothee herself. In previous media interviews, Akothee said she met Omosh through a mutual friend who is Swiss.
The friend, according to her, lives in Switzerland and on this particular day he called, Akothee was holidaying in Europe.
She had met the friend in Mombasa when she worked as a taxi driver and they had struck a relationship that dates back to 13 years ago.
So when he called, he introduced Omosh as a businessperson who was looking to invest in Kenya and wanted connections on how and where to start.
Akothee did not reveal what business Omosh was planning to start in Kenya, but after they started dating, she introduced him as the new chairman of her foundation, The Akothee Foundation.
She also revealed that Omosh has been visiting Kenya since 2019 as he has invested in the country. She did not, however, reveal what or where he has invested.
As days went by, Akothee and Omosh introduced a venture they called Esedua Farmers, and said a group of trainers was visiting from Switzerland to train Kenyan farmers on pig farming.
Nothing much has been said about Esedua Farmers, save for some pig farming and selling of pork shared online by the couple. Akothee and Omosh have actively involved themselves in this venture.
In media interviews, Akothee gushed about Omosh, saying he is totally different from the other men she has dated or married before.
“I am behaving like this because Omosh is totally different from the relationships I have had before. He is different,” Akothee said.
Akothee further denied early claims that she snatched Omosh from another woman in Mtwapa, saying they met in Switzerland through a friend and instantly connected.
Omosh himself in another recent interview reiterated the same, saying he met Akothee in Switzerland through a mutual friend, and the rest is history.
Asked about his parents and how they reacted to him having a new girlfriend from Africa, Omosh said Akothee spent an hour talking to his mum as they got to know each other.
Akothee affirmed this saying she told her mother-in-law everything about her, and the two struck a relationship instantly. However, Omosh’s parents did not fly to Kenya for the wedding.
Omosh says he loves Kenya, and especially Kenyans because they are very warm and welcoming, unlike in Switzerland where everyone minds their business.
The couple says they plan to do another wedding in Switzerland and have three weeks to make their union complete.
Akothee has five children, her three daughters and her two sons.
Akothee daughter’s names are Prudence Apundo, Celly Rue Brown, and Vesha Shailan Okello. The boss lady’s handsome boys are Oyoo and Ojwang.
Akothee is one of the richest Kenyan musician, she has an estimated net worth of around $10 million – $15 million.
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