Controversial Kenyan singer Esther Akoth alias Akothee has fired back at Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB) CEO Ezekiel Mutua over his criticism of her performances, which Mutua described as 'filthy'.
On Sunday, Mutua lashed out at Akothee over what he described as "filthy and stupid stunts". This came after some 'dirty' photos of the musician during a performance went viral on social media(READ: Kenyan 'Moral Police' Ezekiel Mutua Rebukes Singer Akothee over 'Filthy' Stunts).
"Kenya has got talent but as long as we keep celebrating this kind of madness, our entertainment industry will never grow. Akothee is talented but the filthy and stupid stunts she has to pull to remain relevant should concern all of us."
"What’s worse is to see grown-up men and women celebrating this scatological obscenity in the name of entertainment,” said Mutua.
Speaking during an interview with Radio Jambo on Monday, the 37-year-old mother of five has told off critics, saying she gets paid for what she does.
"Legs are there to be opened and I opened them on stage where is the problem? I get paid for that. I am actually banking the money I made over the weekend," She says.
She has also hit out at those claiming that she's not a good role model to young girls and has urged those following her to do so at their own risk.
"Kenya has got talent. Past that is noise. The government should nature talent and promote artists. I am not a role model for anyone. Is the government paying me to be a role model? No. my mother is a role model and she is not opening her legs on stage she was a teacher and I am not."
"If the government wants me to be a role model let them pay me. I built this brand for myself and that’s how I get to pay my children’s bills."
The self-declared president of single mothers says she will continue doing what she does since she earns from it.
"Anyone who feels I am a disgrace should call the police to arrest me. Where is dirty in that music. That was not for them, I was paid to do that and in euros. Anyone who feels offended should sermon me in court."
"I’ve made money and now my parents are here on holiday. I am not responsible for anyone’s child. They follow me at their own risk. I am not going to stop opening my legs anytime soon as long as it is paying my bills."