Akothee (Esther Akoth) born and bread in the Lakeside city of Kisumu,she is a musician and a business woman who is based in Mombasa. She has won the Best Female East Africa AFRIMA Award 2016.
Akothee got married at 14 and had to go back to school at 24 to finish her studies. She finished her high school in 2004 when she was already a mother of three and scored a mean grade of a C+. Unfortunately she was kicked out of her first marriage since she was supposedly boring, too hardheaded and unromantic.
With the little money she had saved up Akothee went to a driving school and became a matatu driver. She then later on moved to Mombasa where she became a taxi driver.