Breaking news: Koffi Olomide arrested in Kinshasa, DR Congo
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Congolese musician Koffi Olomide has been arrested at his home capital
of Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo, reports the BBC.
It is not yet clear why the legendary lingala artiste has been
arrested though reports indicate that it could be linked to the
alleged assault on one of his female dancers at the Jomo Kenyatta
international Airport (JKIA) on Friday, July 22nd.
Olomide was deported from Kenya on Saturday, July 23rd after Kenyans
and social media users across the world piled pressure on the state to
kick him out following what appeared to be an act of violence he
exhibited at the airport.
The musician baffled many when he descended on his dancer, identified
as Pamela, with kicks after he touched down at the JKIA, Friday
Koffi was irritated by Pamela who allegedly fell out with his lover
Cindy Le Couer en route to Kenya.
Cindy, a Congolese female singer with an impressive vocal range,
started dating Koffi Olomide, her boss, in 2012.
In the media interview , Olomide denied he assaulted Pamela. Instead,
he said he was defending her and other dancers from an alleged pick
Koffi Olomide was slated to perform at the Bomas of Kenya on Saturday,
July 23rd – but the event, without volition, was called off following
the singer’s kick out.
Koffi’s woes continued when Zambia, late last week, cancelled his
concerts that were slated for Wednesday, July 27th to Monday, August
1st at the Chester Dean Arena in Lusaka Showgrounds.