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Africa Entertainment News of Sunday, 13 June 2021

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A man is a companion, not an ATM machine – Kenyan singer tells daughter

Akothee and her daughter Vesha Okello [Courtesy] Akothee and her daughter Vesha Okello [Courtesy]

Flamboyant singer Esther Akoth, popularly known as Akothee, has taken to social media to wish her first-born daughter a happy birthday. In an open letter, Akothee shared nuggets of wisdom with her daughter.

At the top of the list, Akothee advised Vesha not to compare her life with whatever she sees on the internet. According to her, the internet is full of fake people living fake lifestyles.

“Tell your fellow agemates to concentrate on their lives and leave the internet alone. Nobody is posting their weaknesses, failures & life's frustrations online! Follow celebrities for fun, never compare your life with things you see on social media ,never be carried away with relationship hypes you see on social media, kwa ground life is hard…concentrate on your life @veshashillan,” she wrote in part.

On the issue of marriage, Akothee advised her daughter that any man she will accept in her life, should be because of companionship and friendship only.

“Any man in your life should be a companion, a soulmate and a friend, not your ATM MACHINE! If you want or looking for a rich man, go marry the bank,” she added.

Akothee is of the school of thought that a woman should work hard and acquire wealth. She described a sexy woman as one who is financially stable and can take care of herself.

“A woman is sexier and more stable when they are financially stable. Be financially stable first before you start looking for a financially stable man. Money can't buy you happiness or marriage, but it will make your life easy,” she wrote.

Still on marriage, Akothee encouraged her daughter to take time to explore before she settles down with any man for marriage. She strongly discouraged any form of violence.

“Take your time to date. Never settle for less in the Rush of community, there is no timeline i/ deadline as to when one should get married. Any man in your life should be worth the living, you are either living together or dying together. Never entertain any form of violence or disrespect from a partner,” she added.

Prior to the loaded birthday message, the Abebo hitmaker took to social media to showcase her humble beginnings. Sharing a throwback photo, the mother of five claimed that the trouser she was wearing that day was the only one she had.

“Hey baby, my Sunday best. This was the only trouser I had for a date ???? Here I was on a date surely. Hata nafikiri nilikuwa nanuka jasho,” she posted.