Covid-19 awareness champions Sakaja and Akothee gifted Sh50k each
Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB) CEO Ezekiel Mutua on Tuesday presented Sh50,000 each to Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja and singer Akothee Sh50,000 for their role in creating awareness on Covid-19.
On Monday, Dr Mutua announced that the two are the winners of the most creative piece of art in raising awareness on Covid-19.
A few weeks ago, Senator Sakaja excited Kenyans on social media after he posted a creative rap video featuring his two sons.
In the video, Sakaja and his boys urged Kenyans to maintain social distance, wash their hands with water and soap, and follow other guidelines issued by the government to stem the spread of the bug.
This is a Public Service Annoucement… pic.twitter.com/eNPEgWSJa2
— Sakaja Johnson (@SakajaJohnson) March 28, 2020
The video has since been viewed 194,000 times and retweeted nearly 4,000 times as well as received 13,000 likes.
While announcing the award through Twitter, Mutua described Sakaja’s video as the “most creative piece of art in raising awareness on Covid-19.”
On the other hand, Mutua hailed Akothee (real name Esther Akoth) for the positive messages she has been posting on social media.
“Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja and 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!,” said Dr Mutua
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 responded by thanking Dr Mutua for the reward and promised to give the Sh50,000 to ladies who used to work in night clubs but lost their jobs after they were shut down after the Covid-19 outbreak.
“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,” Akothee said on Instagram.
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Dear Sir, @dr.ezekielmutua , I have recieved the amount from your office , I really appreciate, Daktari , you know money changes people and this 50,000 ksh has changed my life, it is money that makes us Artists fall on stage ,while no one has even pushed us 🙏🏾🙏🏾, even with my dresscode , I will not disturb you with it again🙏🏾 I have realised there is no money the other side of trouble , I will be a good girl You know we look together 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾 BE BLESSED AJUOGA @dr.ezekielmutua💪💪 @akotheefoundation