Kenyan singer Esther Akoth better known as Akothee, has been recognised by Dr Ezekiel Mutua for her educative and entertaining content around Covid-19.
Sharing his message on Twitter, the Kenya Film Classification Board chief described the singer who is also a philanthropist as the most improved Kenyan artiste.
Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja & sons are the winners of the most creative piece of art in raising awareness on COVID-19. Esther Akoth alias Akothee takes the trophy for the most improved artist in Kenya. Her online messages and content of late are very inspiring. 50k for both!
— Dr. Ezekiel Mutua, MBS (@EzekielMutua) April 27, 2020
He said he was very impressed by her content and messages in the recent days and would reward her with KSh 50,000.
“Esther Akoth alias Akothee takes the trophy for the most improved artist in Kenya. Her online messages and content of late are very inspiring,” Mutua said.
The moral cop also named Nairobi senator Johnston Sakaja and his sons as winners of the most creative piece of art in creating awareness on COVID-19.
This is a Public Service Annoucement… pic.twitter.com/eNPEgWSJa2
— Sakaja Johnson (@SakajaJohnson) March 28, 2020
Akothee said she was going to send the money to ladies who worked in night clubs as their businesses had been affected.
“Thank you very much for the KSh 50,000, I really needed it at this particular time. I will send it straight to those ladies who worked in night clubs and can’t get anything to feed their children,” Akothee said.
In 2019, Akothee was flagged by Dr Mutua as a person not using her talent to have a positive influence on the youth.
According to Dr Mutua, music was not meant to be ‘dirty’ for one to remain relevant.
“Kenya has got talent but as long as we keep celebrating this kind of madness, our entertainment industry will never grow. Akothee is talented but the filthy and stupids stunts she has to pull to remain relevant should concern all of us. What’s worse is to see grown-up men and women celebrating this scatological obscenity in the name of entertainment.
We have lost it as a nation. People like Akothee cannot be role models for our daughters. Music doesn’t have to be dirty to sell. How I wish artists like Akothee would know how much influence they have on our youths and try to use that influence to produce content that is edifying.
This kind is crass, moronic and a theatre of the absurd. It’s demonic to the core and only appeals to debilitating and incorrigible perverts and brainless audiences. Akothee must stop this idiosyncrasy. There’s no dignity in for her or her audience,” he said.