Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB) boss Ezekiel Mutua has now awarded Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja and singer Esther ‘Akothee’ Akoth Ksh.50,000 each for raising awareness on Covid-19.
This comes after Senator Sakaja lit up social media after posting a creative rap video featuring his two sons on March 28, 2020.
The trio, in the widely shared video, preached behavior change among Kenyans in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic urging citizens to maintain social distance, wash their hands with soap and abide by the curfew regulations.
This is a Public Service Annoucement… pic.twitter.com/eNPEgWSJa2
— Sakaja Johnson (@SakajaJohnson) March 28, 2020
Mutua on Monday termed the video the “most creative piece of art in raising awareness on Covid-19.”
The KFCB boss also lauded Akothee, popularly known as ‘Madam Boss, for the regular positive messages she posts on her social media platform.
Mutua said Akothee’s “online messages and content of late are very inspiring”, adding that both she and Sakaja will receive a Ksh.50,000 prize.
Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja & sons are the winners of the most creative piece of art in raising awareness on COVID-19. Esther Akoth alias Akothee takes the trophy for the most improved artist in Kenya. Her online messages and content of late are very inspiring. 50k for both!
— Dr. Ezekiel Mutua, MBS (@EzekielMutua) April 27, 2020
Akothee, in an Instagram post, has since expressed gratitude to the KFCB CEO for the recognition, further adding that she will pass on the money to women who used to work in night clubs but have since been rendered jobless after the establishments were shut down.
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I really appreciate Daktari First and foremost, thank you very much for acknowledging my Talent💪 this means alot to me 🙏🏾 Secondly ,thank you very much for the 50,000 ksh I realy needed it at this particular time 🙏🏾🙏🏾 I will send it straight to those ladies who worked in night clubs and can't get anything to feed their children , most of them emailed me at their point of dead Ends . GOD BLESS YOU ABUNDANTLY 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾 @dr.ezekielmutua 💪💪 An ngama miya ema apako 🙏🏾🙏🏾