Did Akothee pay Diamond Sh500k to land collabo?
By HILARY KIMUYU
Kenyan musician Esther Akoth, famously known as Akothee, has proven skeptics wrong by collaborating with Bongo flava star Diamond and released a song.
The mother of five, who was once a taxi driver and claims to be one of the wealthiest female musicians in Kenya released the song My Sweet Love on Thursday and posted it on her YouTube page.
Many Tanzania blogs have been reporting that Diamond charges not less than Sh265,000 for an audio and twice the sum for a video shoot of the songs he has been requested to feature in. Diamond has constantly denied such reports.
The song tells a story of a self-assured blind female architect “who would not allow her disability dictate her daily life.”
“A professional architect during the day and a dance instructor at her leisure time,” reads the song’s synopsis in part.
In the song, which has already has 25,000 views on YouTube in less than 24 hours, Akothee sings in English, Swahili and also throws a few lines in Dholuo to make it as African as it can be.
Diamond also does what he does best by bring in his majestic voice and killer dance moves. “My People let’s Support our Kenyan Sister @Akotheekenya on her brand New Hit #SweetLove ft Your one and Only!!!!” he posted on his Instagram page before announcing, “Ooh Yes KISUMU/KENYA!!!!…it’s Official Confirmed that Your Platnumz will be performing live on the 13th of February 2016.”
You can watch the video here