Akothee defends her life choices: Never cover up your past!
The self-proclaimed president of single mothers Akothee born Esther Akoth has advised her fans to keep pushing towards their goals and never erase their past experiences.
Posting a photo of her performing some years back, the mother of five said that people should use their past experiences as a stepping stone towards achieving greater things in life.
Akothee said that someone’s past symbolizes their future life.
“Every page in your past symbolized something in your future. Never try to cover or erase your past. Embrace it. That is how History was made.
Those who hide from their past have nothing to show in their present life because they still live in the past and are buried in the same past. They can forget the future, for they have none,” said Akothee.
Akothee, in her Instagram post, said there is no successful person with an easy past.
“I have never met any successful person with an easy past, your past should not work or be used against you, it should be your revision papers, because for the past we have a present and looking forward to the future,” said Akothee.
“Every journey must start with a single step. What you think the world is holding from you, you are holding it from the world. Go out there and exercise your power,” said the mother of five.
Akothee left school aged 14 to marry the man she thought was the love of her life. In her own words, she came from a stable family but rebelled against the expectations placed on her.
She stayed at home, working as a house girl for her mother-in-law over the course of seven years. All this while, her husband was in school getting his degree.
It was after ten years of marriage that Akothee returned to school. She was 24 years old.
After her divorce, Akothee moved from her village to Mombasa.
There she learned how to drive and took to driving a taxi as part of her brother’s business.
She started out her music career as a dancer and later on became a renowned artist. She is the founder of Akothee Safaris. She is also an entrepreneur who owns several businesses.
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