Akothee Goes After Radio Presenter for Asking Daughter Intrusive Question [VIDEO]

  • Kenyan artiste Akothee
    Kenyan artiste Akothee. She pledged to assist struggling artists during the Covid-19 pandemic.
  • Musician Esther Akoth known to many as Akothee on Wednesday, August 19, warned radio presenters against asking her daughters intrusive questions during interviews.

    The musician's sentiments came days after her first-born daughter, Vesha Okello, featured on Radio Jambo presenter Massawe Japanni's show.

    Okello had opened up about her parent's divorce and how it had affected her while growing up, an issue that that Akothee did not take lightly.

    File image of singer Akothee
    File image of singer Akothee

    "To all presenters ,gossipers and the rest, keep off my children's past out of your interviews and mouths. Any time you call any of my children for an interview, stick to the questions you said you will ask . 

    "Don't try to gain impact with my children's painful past, they don't know and will never understand why they are raised in a single family," Akothee urged.

    The musician, who is part of a committee tackling the Covid-19 pandemic, argued that it was insensitive for Massawe to interview her daughter on a past that they had not healed from.

    "You have never felt the pain of rejection and divorce. So leave us alone. I will put her in her place and she will serve as an example to the rest of fake presenters," she vowed.

    In an interview on Monday, August 17, Ms Vesha disclosed that she and her siblings did not have an easy time living in the village immediately after her parents separated.

    “My mum left and never communicated at all, no one knew where she was. We did not hear from her for like two months, my dad then left us with his mother and went to look for a job.

    “I used to feel like an orphan. I would mop the house and an uncle of mine would come with muddy shoes and dirt the house. So I had to mop again,” she added.

    Vesha, who is the Akothee Safaris director, told the radio presenter that the relationship between her and the father had improved over the years.

    “Right now we are very good friends. We talk and he advises me, now that am grown up I understand things better," she stated.

    Watch her interview with Massawe Jappani below: