In a video that has since gone viral, the songstress is seen trying to argue with Parliament security before she is escorted to a separate room where she was asked to cover herself with a lesso. However she removed the lesso after gaining access into the hall for the dinner.
The artiste, who was being hosted by nominated MP David Ole Sankok, was later allowed to access Parliament building amid protests from a section of female legislators who were against security personnel’s decision to block the singer.
Early this year, the Mombasa based Akothee attracted the attention of public watchdog Ezekiel Mutua of Kenya Films and Classification Board who described her stage performances as obscene.
“We have lost it as a nation. People like Akothee cannot be role models for our daughters. Music doesn’t have to be dirty to sell. How I wish artists like Akothee would know how much influence they have on our youth and try to use that influence to produce content that is edifying” Ezekiel Mutua posted on his official twitter handle.
Mutua’s comments later attracted Nairobi Women Representative Esther Passaris attention as she came out to defend the singer arguing that there was nothing wrong with Akothee’s performance.
Do you think the artist’s outfit was outrageous or did the security make a meal of a minor issue?
Who is Akothee?
Born 8 April 1980 (age 39 years), Esther Akoth, popularly known as Akothee, is a Kenyan singer, songwriter, dancer, socialite, and entrepreneur.
She was born in Kisumu and belongs to the Luo tribe of Nilotes.
She is the founder and CEO of Akothee Safaris, a tour company based in Kenya, and Akothee Homes, a real estate business.