Akothee- “It gets so lonely being a star”.

Written by on June 11, 2024

Kenyan musician and entrepreneur Esther Akoth, popularly known as Akothee, recently shared her struggles as a celebrity. 

In a post on Monday evening, the mother of five admitted to feeling extremely lonely, to the extent that she moved into her relatives’ houses.

“It gets so lonely being a star. Believe me, sometimes I miss taking a matatu without being watched. It has become so lonely that I moved into my sister-in-law’s and my children’s houses,” Akothee said in a Facebook post.

She added, “Sometimes I wonder why I pay fees or raise children that I did not give birth to as well. If you can still see my posts, just write Amen. I feel tired and exhausted 🙏 I DON’T NEED ANYTHING but a HUG 🙏.”

In another post, the 43-year-old artist continued to discuss various issues concerning her charity organisation, the Akothee Foundation. 

She complained about certain unnamed individuals who she claimed were exploiting the foundation. 

She stated that she funds the foundation alone with the help of good Samaritans and felt hurt by the exploitation.

“AKOTHEE FOUNDATION HAS NO SPONSORS OR DONORS. IT RELIES COMPLETELY ON THE AKOTHEE BRAND and Esther Akoth Kokeyo and a few well-wishers who come in now and then.break

Why do people use the Akothee Foundation to hurt and try to harm me? Why do people use the Akothee Foundation as a platform to communicate with me, and when things don’t go their way, they use that opportunity to hurt me?

Why do people take advantage of my vulnerability? I never knew that giving could make someone feel empty. I am learning and unlearning. May God give me the strength to continue,” Akothee wrote.

She continued, “My children finished school years ago, and the younger ones are well taken care of in Europe. So why is my DM full of people needing help, who later develop a sense of entitlement? Why do people pretend to support the foundation, only to become exploitative? We don’t have givers; we have clout chasers. I have been going through a lot of recent emotions and I don’t think I need this.”

Additionally, the mother of five hinted at taking a break for an undisclosed period to find some relief.

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