Singer Akothee has sent a daring message to Kenyan artistes following the recent fight between them and the media.
In a long post on Instagram, the mother of five said that she has kept her relationships to be where she is musically.
She narrated how she knew nothing about airplay when she released her first song and how she organized shows with a few DJs she knew, back in 2014.
“When I released my second single Pashe I met @mzaziwillytuva in Rongo when he had come for Mseto East Africa in Rongo university, I played the song for him and he was like when you come to nairobi make sure you come to club Tribeka, so we clicked from there, the only presenter I knew was @mzaziwillytuva, I was very ambitious, so I asked him to organize for me a media tour in tanzania, and because I didn't have a manager I asked him to come with me, then I did my first media tour with only 2 songs in Tanzania,” said Akothee.
Tanzania media tour
She went on to say that Tanzanian media treated her well after she was introduced by Mzazi Willy M Tuva, and she has since maintained a good relationship with them and many other media personalities she has been introduced to since then.
“East Africa Tv, @skytanzania and @djtass treated me well, climbing the ladder I kept relationship with everyone I was introduced too by @mzaziwillytuva , he invited me to campus tour which made me realise my potential, then @a_opondo introduced me to @jalangoo heavy jakababa , who now introduced me to the kisumu pipo my kinsmen, jalango then introduced me to @radiomaisha, and all his friends and workmates @alex_mwakideu, @djwesly@dj212 @mwendemacharia @clemo ,I only get introduced once and I take the heed to keep the relationship and contacts with people I need, jalango then introduced me to @shaffie & @adelleonyango on radio Africa, thats where I met @mainawakageni@ghost and @gidigidi , I also have kiss tv with @kiptoo and djdan having supported me equally,
In Mombasa I have always kept relationship with @chris001ke @presente01 , baraka fm,pwani fm, I have heard @djjoemfalme play my music on his concerts and we clicked when I met him at Luo festival in 2015, well if you read carefully , you will understand that through the ladder the only thing that has worked for me is keeping relationships, no one will think of you if you don’t think of them, I came into the industry and I found the disease of play Kenyan music play Kenyan music , I found DJs fighting with artists and this has never stopped, so I push my music personally, then came the great @willisraburu with his 10/10 baaaas hapo ndio ikauwaaaaaa, most of my fans in diaspora found out about me @mwalimchurchill on YouTube,” read another part of Akothee’s long post.