Akothee demands removal from list of East Africa's richest musicians

The singer says she is beyond rich hence the list should include peope who are upcoming.

Image: Instagram/Akothee

Famous singer and entrepreneur Esther Akoth aka Akothee has raised complaints after being included in Forbes magazine's list of the richest musicians in the East African region.

In her statement on Wednesday, the mother of five demanded to be removed from the list noting that she has already passed the stage of being listed among the richest musicians.

The 43-year-old artist continued to explain that he is currently focused on managing his great wealth.


"Now who put me on this list? Remove me from this list completely, I was in the list of the rich for a while, brother, I manage my wealth. I don't like small harm," he said on Instagram.

He noted that it is an insult to list him among the richest musicians and demanded to be included in the list of richest people.

"Know the difference between 1. balancing the bills and managing the property. I feel like starting problems," he said.


Recently, the famous magazine Forbes published a list of the richest musicians in the East African region and included some of the big names in music from Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda.

The list was heavily dominated by male musicians, with Akothee being the only female in the top ten.

According to Forbes, Ugandan singer-turned-politician, Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine is the richest artist in the East African region with a fortune of 9 million US dollars.

The second place was taken by Bongo star Diamond Platnumz whose wealth from his media businesses, label, and prediction company all include 8.2 million US dollars.

Music veteran, Jose Chameleone was listed in third place followed by Akothee from Kenya, Professor Jay, Alikiba all from Tanzania, and then followed by Kenyan politician Charles Njagua aka Jaguar.

The boss of Konde Music Worldwide Harmonize was named in eighth place followed by a long-standing band from Kenya, Sauti Sol and veteran.

Ugandan musician, Bebe Cool rounded out the top ten.