Celebrated Youtuber and Kenya’s only self-styled luxury fashion icon Sonal Maherali has officially changed her name to Sonal Kotak in honor of her late father.
Her official social media account has since changed to ‘The Official Sonal Kotak’ while her Youtube channel which boasts over 45,000 subscribers will reflect the same change.
Speaking to this publication, the bubbly and super-talented mother of four said that it was about time she immortalized the name of her late dad.
“It is 10 years since we laid my papa to rest and the memories are still fresh, I feel as his daughter I need to honor him and with my pedestal the grandest thing is to still use my maiden name,” Sonal said in part.
The Youtuber who is married to her sweetheart businessman of repute, Aly Maherali, added that it has always been her dream to make her father proud by paying homage to her maiden name.
She now joins the league of renowned world celebrities; Beyonce Knowles, Chrissy Teigen, Diana Ross and Kim Kadarshian who still use their maiden names.
In several of her vlogs, Sonal has previously attributed her rise from a humble home to a household name to the support of her family and especially her late dad.
She was recently awarded woman achiever of the year an accolade that reflects the years of, sweat, pain and tears that she has put into creating her luxury lifestyle empire.