Celine Dion Okello popularly known as Rue Baby is a Kenyan model and media personality. She hails from one of the most famous celebrity families in the country.
The fashion and modelling enthusiast is one of the most influential youths in the country.
She is believed to have a managerial position in local tour company Akothee Safaris.
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Background & Education
Rue Baby was born on February 20, 1998 and is a second born daughter to award winning musician Esther Akothee.
Details of the primary and secondary school she attended remain unavailable. She was a student at the Strathmore University.
Rue Baby and her elder sister Vesha share a father. In November 2019, Akothee shared the image of a man she described as the father to her two elder daughters.
Among them was a photo of the man and Vesha in a tight embrace. Based on the looks and taking the musician by her word, he clearly is the father, as his resemblance to Akothee’s firstborn daughter is uncanny.
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Her passion for modelling and the time she invests in it saw her crowned the face of Nivea in Kenya in 2017. Part of the deal was as an endorsement that saw her pocket a good sum of money along with several products in gifts from the company.
After fending off 13 participants to emerge as the face of Nivea, the modelling enthusiast clearly cemented her name as one of Kenya’s most promising models and has a bright future ahead of her.
In 2019, she was also featured in the cast of a local telenovela dubbed ‘Love Daggers’ directed by Michael M. Jones. She worked alongside various actors including former Machachari actor Taylor Mbaya (Bahati) and several others from drama series Varshita that airs on Maisha Magic East.
Rue Baby is among was among the leading cast in the drama series that centers around love, hatred and betrayal in romance.
Reports indicate that the model is in a relationship but the “paparazzi” is yet to put a face on the speculations.
A while back, she worked on a number of projects and commercials with comedian MCA Tricky, which sparked dating rumours online.
Last year she shared an image of her dancing at a club along with a caption that suggested she was still single.
The caption read, “I know I like partying and that’s the reason I don’t have a boyfriend, but I promise to change guys”.
Her deal with Nivea raked in good money for the young model supplementing incentives she gets from her mother.
She commands a social media following of over 500,000 making endorsement deals and partnerships easy to come by.
A number of media outlets have valued the model at Ksh2.3 million.
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