Controversial radio personality Andrew Kibe recently raised doubts about Akothee’s musical impact, challenging Kenyans to name one of her songs and suggesting that she might find success in alternative pursuits.
Akothee, also known as Esther Akoth, has undeniably been a significant figure in the Kenyan music scene, boasting hits such as “Oyoyo” and “Give It to Me.” Despite Kibe’s critical stance, her distinctive style and stage presence have garnered her a devoted fan base.
Supporters argue that Kibe’s viewpoint is narrow, failing to acknowledge Akothee’s influence in the industry and her commendable philanthropic efforts. As the music landscape undergoes transformation, artists like Akothee must adapt to remain relevant, considering the changing preferences of consumers and the surge of streaming platforms.
Unfazed by Kibe’s remarks, Akothee expressed gratitude for the unwavering support from her fans and underscored the subjective nature of art in a series of social media posts.
The clash between Kibe and Akothee sheds light on the ongoing debates within the Kenyan music scene. Akothee’s journey, marked by both triumphs and challenges, mirrors the evolving nature of the industry, leaving an indelible mark on the landscape of Kenyan entertainment.