Lanes: Akothee on why she remains the highest paid musician in Kenya

Akothee is not getting off her high horse anytime soon and if you don’t like her – then that’s on you! Well after sharing details of how she dumped her ex, Nelly Oaks – the self declared president of single mums is now letting fans now know why she is the highest paid musician in Kenya.


Speaking during a recent interview Akothee went on to reveal that her rate card is what has her making money left right and center. This is because unlike other musicians who charge small amounts for their performances, she charges millions. Not Ksh 1M but Sh2, 352, 000.

Right now my rate-card is $20,000 (Sh2, 352, 000). Its value for money, I bring value. I think I’m the number one earning artiste in Kenya right now.


Well her only reason for asking for the crazy amount is because she always delivers what is expected of her; that is giving fans a perfect performance and the organizers also make money off her too.

Tough times

This is however new information since she had earlier revealed to charge Ksh 1 million for her services; but with the economy weighing down on everyone – she too has bills to settle and kids to look after.

Iwapo nikiitwa kwenye show mi hupeana rate card yangu ambayo ni Sh1 Miliion kwa sababu nauza brand… it is the value I am bringing on board.

And just like that – she’s able to keep her brand at the top and is never approached by con event organizers because she’s not one to play with her money or investments.