Akothee Biography: Net Worth, Husband, Age, Songs, Children, House, Wedding Photos, Parents

Posted By Michael Amos


Esther Akoth (born April 8, 1983), popularly known as Akothee, is a versatile Kenyan singer, songwriter, entrepreneur, and dancer. 

She has gained immense recognition and success in the music industry with a string of hit songs. Beyond her musical achievements, Akothee has expanded her horizons into entrepreneurship, founding several companies.

Among Akothee‘s ventures are Akothee Safaris, a Kenyan-based tour company; the Akothee Foundation, a charitable organization dedicated to empowering women and children; and Aknotela and Akothee Homes, real estate enterprises catering to diverse markets.

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Wiki Facts & About Data
Full Name: Esther Akoth
Stage Name: Akothee
Born: 8 April 1983 (age 41 years old)
Place of Birth: Kisumu County, Kenya
Nationality: Kenyan
Education: Nyabisawa Girls Secondary School
Height: 1.82 m
Parents: Monica Yunita Kokeyo, Joshua Owino Kokeyo
Siblings: Cebbie Koks
Spouse: Denis Schweizer (m. 2023)
Boyfriend • Partner: N/A
Children: Vesha Okello, Celly Rue, Prudence Otieno, Ojwang Akoth, Oyoo Akoth
Occupation: Singer • Songwriter
Net Worth: US$1 million

Early Life & Education

Akothee, born on April 8, 1983, hails from the picturesque Kisumu County in Kenya. She comes from a family with a political background, as her father, Joshua Owino Kokeyo, was a politician, and her mother, Monica Yunita Kokeyo, served as an administrator. Akothee spent her formative years in Migori County with her parents, shaping her into the woman she is today. She has a younger sister named Cebbie Koks.

The Kenyan musician attended Nyabisawa Girls Secondary School but faced an early life challenge, dropping out at 14 to elope with her husband. After leaving home, Akothee resided with her mother-in-law in Migori County, working as a housegirl for seven years. 

During this period, Akothee became a mother to three children. Unfortunately, her struggles intensified when her husband abandoned her, leaving Akothee to navigate the hardships of single parenthood. 


Embarking on her music journey in 2008, Akothee has marked a notable trajectory of success with the release of numerous hit singles and albums. Her music is a vibrant fusion of Afro-pop, dancehall, and Benga genres. Akothee’s distinctive lyrics and dynamic performances have garnered widespread acclaim, captivating audiences across the music industry. 

Standout tracks like OyoyoGive It to Me, Sweet Love, Benefactor, Yuko Moyoni, and Mwitu Asa have solidified her presence, amassing a dedicated fan base. Collaborating with fellow African artists such as Diamond Platnumz and FlavourAkothee has contributed to creating remarkable music that resonates with fans across the continent.

Beyond her musical prowess, Akothee has emerged as a thriving entrepreneur. The visionary founder of Akothee Safaris, a tour company operating in Kenya, she aspires to provide tourists with an authentic and unforgettable experience of Kenya’s natural beauty and rich culture. 

Akothee‘s commitment extends to philanthropy through the establishment of the Akothee Foundation. This foundation is dedicated to empowering women and girls, offering education and resources to help them realize their full potential. 

Social Media

  • Instagram: @Akotheekenya
  • Twitter: @Akotheekenya
  • Facebook: @AkotheeKenya
  • YouTube: Akothee Official
  • TikTok: @akotheekenya

Personal Life

At 41 years old, Akothee, the renowned Kenyan musician and entrepreneur, has led a life marked by excitement and diversity. With seven marriages behind her, she proudly embraces the role of a mother to five children—three daughters, Vesha OkelloCelly Rue, and Prudence Otieno, alongside two sons, Ojwang Akoth and Oyoo Akoth

Notably, Akothee entered matrimony for the first time at the tender age of 14. Her most recent marriage, in 2023, united her with Denis Schweizer, a Caucasian individual. Despite the varied chapters in her personal life, Akothee inspires many and is celebrated for her unparalleled talent and entrepreneurial spirit.



  • 2015: Give It to Me 
  • 2016: Benefactor
  • 2022: Katika 


Akothee has also released several singles, including:

  • Oyoyo (feat. MC Galaxy)
  • Sweet Love (feat. Diamond Platnumz)
  • Yuko Moyoni
  • New Dance (feat. OC Osilliation)
  • Oscillation
  • Nimechoka
  • Pashe
  • Djele Djele
  • Shengerera
  • Mama Bougerie
  • Tucheze
  • Mwitu asa

Net Worth

Akothee‘s net worth is currently valued at approximately $1 million. This impressive fortune places her among the top earners in the entertainment industry. Akothee has accumulated significant wealth with her diverse talents and successful career.

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