Rich or wealthy musician? Akothee rants about the same thing
Singer Esther Akoth alias Akothee has trashed the supposed list containing the richest musicians in East Africa despite appearing on it.
The Kula Ngoma hitmaker controversially argues she no longer wishes to be part of that list. Rather, she explains she will be more at home appearing on the wealthiest list of musicians.
“Who put my name on this list? Erase my name completely. I left the rich list a while ago,” she warned.
“I’m managing wealth. I do not like being treated in contempt. Put me on the wealthiest list. Richest is an abuse. They should know the difference between balancing bills and managing wealth.”
The definition of rich and wealth is the same, as per a number of dictionary.
Akothee was fourth in the rich list with a reported net worth of 7.5 million dollars.
She topped the Kenyan list and was followed by Jaguar, a singer and politician, real name Charles Njagua who is reported to be worth 7 million dollars.
Sauti Sol group came in ninth position and third in Kenya at 5 million dollars.
Ugandan singer-turned-politician Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine leads the list with a net worth of 9.6 million dollars.
Bobi wine unsuccessfully contested for the presidency in 2021 and finished second behind President Yoweri Museveni.
He is followed by Tanzanian Bongo Flava artist Diamond Platnumz who has a net worth of 8.6 million dollars.
In 2022, Akothee was named number 15 among the richest musicians in Africa and could not keep calm.
On the list, the singer was 15th with a net worth of around 10 million dollars.
Reacting to the post, she bragged of the opportunity saying she had been named not as the richest female artist but artists in general.
The single mother of four, who has recently announced she will soon be getting married, then took a swipe at her critics.
“Anyway I am not Kenyan, they deported me long time ago. They exchanegd me with several artists they admire. They even gave me out together with my children and my dogs. The problem is Akothee is the only one available.”
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