Celebrated musician Esther Akoth, alias Akothee has revealed how her manager stole her YouTube earnings back in 2019.
Taking to Instagram, Akothee stated that her manager would receive money from YouTube but he would pocket it as the musician was busy with other projects.
“I know I lost money from 2019 backwards since my management then pocketed all the money from my YouTube earnings, me being too busy with other projects, I trusted him and left him to handle that sector and collected revenue on my behalf,” she said.
She added that when she asked the manager to call Clemmo to inquire about her YouTube earnigs, the manager claimed that he could not reach him.
“One day I woke up, and told him to give me Clemmo’s number. Every time I asked if we are not receiving any money from Youtube, he said he can’t get hold of Clemmo,” she added.
After finally reaching Clemmo, Akothee was informed that her manager had been receiving cash monthly and he would even ask for two months advance.
“When I called Clemmo, he just told me ‘Akothee send me your email address I will forward you your spreadsheet. Your manager has been receiving your money monthly and even taking advance two times a month’. I have really suffered in the hands of music. I may look strong but inside I am broken,” she added.
This came a day after male group Sailors Gang revealed that their ex-manager Mwalimu Rachel demanded for KSh 1.5 million so that she can grant them access to their YouTube channel with over 126,000 subscribers.
The group also cautioned potential clients from booking gigs with them via Mwalimu Rachel.
“We respect her, we’ve come from far, but we didn’t expect this to turn out the way it did, We have opened new YouTube channels and we are now signed under Black Market Records. If you book a gig with her, you will have been conned,” the group wrote.
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