Kenya’s most talked about female songstress, Akothee was moved by the overwhelming support she received at her homecoming events this past weekend.
Akothee jetted back into the country on Saturday afternoon after a victorious stint in the United States Of America where she bagged two prestigious awards.
The Yuko Moyoni hitmaker was recognized for her role in the Kenyan and East African music industry at the African Muzik Magazine Awards (AFRIMMA), an outfit that prides itself to be the sole award ceremony in Diaspora that caters to all musical genres.
She drove off in a convoy that included a customized pearl white limousine with number plates reading “Akothee” in the front and “Madam Boss” at the rear. Hiring it cost them Sh300,000.
“I broke down in tears when I saw my fans, family and woman group come to receive me at the airport,” Akothee said, “I am lucky to have loyal fans and such a supportive family. I’m deeply touched. I couldn’t believe that the woman’s group I’m supporting in the village made it to receive me.”
In the evening, Akothee hosted an exclusive black and white red red carpet cocktail party at Sankara from 6pm. In attendance was her father a former D.O Joshua Owino Kokeyo and her mother, Migori MCA Hon. Monica Yunita Kokeyo – who will also be contesting for the same seat in 2017.
They were joined by other celebrities like media personality Kalekye Mumo, comedian Owago Onyiro and afro pop all male group H_art The Band among others.
The management organised a very expensive homecoming which together with lunch, hiring a limo, customizing it, booking a five star hotel for the cocktail and flying in the family for the festivities cost a cool Sh2 million.
Akothee’s dresses – the one she wore when on arrival at JKIA and the red dress for the cocktail – cost “5,000 swiss francs, it was a gift from her fiancé”, the manager Nelly Oaks added, “Bringing the total cost of the homecoming to Sh2.5 million.”