Popular Kenyan musician Esther Akoth alias Akothee has broken her silence speaking on the music industry and her experience while in the art.
While taking stock and narrating her experiences and hard lessons, Akothee poured out her heart narrating how the big and small names in the industry have used her.
In her end-year reflection, the Abebo hitmaker talked of how she had done collaborations with some of the stars in the industry but had never talked of how they treated her, just because she was out looking for them to make a name.
She also narrated giving up on supporting young and upcoming talents after her own initiative to do so backfired on her, as some were hellbent on using her.
“4. MUSIC/ FAME: This is the most devilish, heartless, merciless industry I ever found myself into, Every one who wants fame badly will do anything to get to where you are, I did collabos with big stars, you never heard me go on Tv/ radio talking I’ll of how they mistreated me or how they mishandled me. It’s me who went looking for them, I needed their support, so whatever outcome, I had to take it positively, they dint need me I needed them.
With my stupid being after I made a name, now I started my stupid charity music support, collecting & featuring upcoming artists whom most of them thought it was a right, some tried to make advances at me in the studio and put demands in my home calling me midnight, some asked me to delete their faces from my YOUTUBE Chanel after I paid for all the logistics and tried branding them.
Akothee added that she was done helping the upcoming talents, narrating how quite a number of them never meet their end of the bargain, while others table fresh demands amid threats if their absurd demands go unmet.
?I am so ashamed to find myself here by the way. It’s over with upcoming artists and collabo/support shit, if you want a collabo to follow the right Chanel and do as others do
Hakuna kuja hapa na huruma then the next day I find my brand all over blogs ( Akothee amekula chakula ya mtoto) kwa Akothee sikuopewa chakula ) ( Akothee has raped an artist in studio )
I still have mad respect for diamond and flavor we meet In concerts and we say halo ? I don’t know if I am the one who knows and understands what business is, or I am just mature and have my shit together ? This desperation move from the upcoming artist has made me very paranoid that even the innocent ones might miss a chance from my past experience.
Everyone just needs anything that will touch the name Akothee then boom Wameomoka. Please, build your brand with your own content, you might use a celebrity to gain followers, but then you will need content to feed them.”