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Akothee 'does not perform for less than a million'

Supporting Eric Omondi, she said some artistes perform 'for petty cash'

In Summary

• Mr Eazi said that East Africa is the most receptive spot for music

Akothee
Akothee
Image: COURTESY

Singer Akothee says Kenyan musicians decided to be taken for granted and therefore settled for less. 

The singer said she does not take less than Sh1 million to perform on stage.  

"Some artistes collect petty cash for performance, curtain-raising for artistes from outside the country in the name of being given a platform," she said. 

"In Kenya, if you are a promoter and you don't have one million, don't call my manager. For me, I am selling a brand."

Akothee was supporting Eric Omondi, who shared a screenshot from Nigerian artiste Mr Eazi saying East Africa is the most receptive spot for music.

"No one is going to pay you one million in Nigeria to do a show. But you can easily get that money by walking into Kenya."