Richest singer Akothee has called out a US-based promoter Sarah Okindo for messing up with her.
According to Akothee, she was to perform in Minneapolis but all did not go as expected. She went to stage late because Sarah hadn’t settled her payment among other things.
The angry singer took to social media to call out the promoter for not being honest with her.
I was awake by 10.00 PM, I was ready for the show by 12.00 but there was no car to take me to the venue, and you [Sarah] had not given the manager the balance 🤔 , you came to pick me up at 1.30 and we arrived at the venue at 2.00am 🙊 you driving like crazy on the road because fans were tired and leaving the venue , I was afraid for my life,’ she wrote in part.
After the show, I still created time and had a photo session with fans, then boom, I was left in the cold, with no car to drive me back to the hotel, you left me in your car for almost 15 minutes 😭 then a gentleman came with your car keys and drove me back to the hotel with your instructions 🙏🏾 I was happy to see my bed 🙏🏾you then became mad as to why I was taken to the hotel with your car, mom how was I supposed to get back? You then got your car back. Drove off and dumped my manager in the cold 🙏🏾with no means of transport to come back to the hotel 🙏🏾mum we were your guests, what happened?
The mother of five went ahead to rant about the poor organisational skills of the promoter, revealing some of the things artistes go through in the hands of promoters.
It really hurts, what fans ought to know is that , an Artist is at the mercy’s of a promoter and the management, whenever there is a show 🤷♂️ I personally don’t drink or smoke, nor carry women to the room or men to keep me busy🙏🏾 that’s why I insist on a bathtub or jacuzzi if possible, that’s where I have my fun, to keep me awake ! the alcohol on my rider is for my team,I dont drink before I step on stage so there is totally nothing to keep me in the room awake until 2.33 am , I always wish to perfom by 12.00 thats when all human beings are awake, the rest is auto piloting, we are all human for that matter 🙆♂️🙆♂️ but most promoters always have a problem with either balance, or wanting people to drink more before an artist comes on stage ” if an artist comes now ,watu hawata nunua pombe ” so let her wait till around 1.00 am, fans also come late, with the notion of ooooh, the show will start around 1.00 am 😭😭😭, we are all suffering in this platform.
It did hurt me seeing elderly women in the crowd who waited until 3.00 am 🙆♂️🙆♂️🙆♂️, I was so ashamed and decided to compensate by having a photo session, which was not in my program 🙆♂️🙆♂️🙆♂️, just to learn later that there was an extra charge for a personal photo for VIP, sorry I didn’t know this!
She apologized to her fans and revealed that she has invested a lot in her brand and wouldn’t want anyone to water it down.
Let me take the opportunity to apologise for all my fans who never knew things are different on the ground. I am not a signed artist, this is purely my investment solely, I would not tamper with it at any given moment! That’s why I stay awake, sober and direct! I have spent over $650,000 (Ksh65 million) to build this brand! I will do anything to protect it! Including running away from myself. I have no record label doing things for me ! I am nobody’s investment but me. I value and respect my fans, any time any day, but that doesn’t give some of them an account to disrespect me or utter rubbish to me.
‘I am human with blood and flesh too! I’ll give it to you just like you served it. it’s my nature. Lying is not in my dictionary, that’s why most people can’t keep up with me! Don’t share your family with me! My own is messed up with so many baby daddies, how can I help you.’