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Celebrity philanthropist Akothee takes break from foundation citing overexertion

 Akothee attributed her spate of hospitalizations to overexertion as she sought to make those around her happy.

Arguably Kenya’s most charitable celebrity, Madam Boss alias Akothee has proven she has a big heart numerous times by giving to the less fortunate through her eponymous foundation launched in 2019. The outspoken mother of five has touched hundreds of lives in Kenya since she made a rallying call for donations for starving Turkana County residents. The straight-shooter raised Sh1 million in hours before ferrying tonnes of food and thousands of litres of water to Lodwar.

It seems all the giving has come at a cost as the singer says she suffers ‘being too nice’. The Mutwaano Witu singer attributed a spate of hospitalizations to overexertion as she sought to make those around her happy.

READ ALSO: Akothee praised for marshalling trucks of food, water to Turkana

Akothee described feeling empty despite her success, saying trying to fix everyone else’s life sucked her energy. Feeling unappreciated, the singer said that she has a hard time saying ‘no’ to her loved ones and that “they will only miss me when I am no more.” However, Akothee says her turning point came after turning 40 in April as she’s cut off those draining her.

“If you have no business don’t call my number,” she declared while announcing that she’ll take a break from her foundation.


Over the years ,I have been suffering from a disease called " Being too Nice " this disease has taken me to hospitals numbers of Times . I never knew why I was successfull ,but still tired and feeling empty even while in a relationship , little did I know I had people around me who sucked my energy ,And I always felt the need to attend to them & play a mother figure even to my employees ????,and try to put everyones shit together????????. I have this heart that I am soo passionate of what I do and over protective and caring for people / family around me ????????, I have this stupid heart that makes me burn my finger every day . Whenever I say No to my children or family / Friends ,I go into a small depression and feel like ,I should just give in to what they ask me to do ????‍??, unfortunately , all this things are normally one sided and people will only miss me when I am mo more ????????, they might not feel my presence now until that D Day . When I turned 40 ,I learnt to say NO TO BULSHIT & Even my children/ Family think I am mean & crazy???? NO I grew up. I have a terrible burn out since Corona ,I have been having heavy schedules with the foundation / Akothee Empire I am just pushing myself ,to accomplish my target for 2020 ,but I am very tired ???????? Atleast I have no relationship weighing me down . I have asked my children to be responsible in their own way ,whether I am there or not , the world is cruel , but I want them to learn from my past that no amount of fantasy can pay bills, No man can take care of you like you take care of yourself ????EARN YOUR MONEY AND GET STABLE BEFORE YOU THINK OF MAKING DECISIONS OF SETTLING DOWN. I dumped afew people from my life ,and it feels better ,with no idiots feeling my wassap with stupid "hi babes " that don't make a meaning into my life , I dumped every phone relationships that made me feel empty after we got off phone. Some of the people cant reach me now and they wonder why , bitch ,its because I realised you needed me more than I needed you ???????? if you have no business dont call my number. I WILL TAKE A BREAK FROM THE FOUNDATION TOO FOR AFEW MONTHS I AM VERY TIRED THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR SUPPORTING US ????????????????????

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After being admitted in hospital four times in seven months in 2018 due to fatigue, Akothee blamed her relatives for being ungrateful.

READ ALSO: Akothee’s eldest daughter Vesha Okello hospitalized

Three years ago, the singer was hospitalized in Switzerland after collapsing. In August 2019, she had to cancel her performance at the One Africa Music Festival in New York as she could barely make it to the airport due to exhaustion. Months later in December, the singer yet again collapsed during her performance at the Luo Festival.

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