Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Koffi Olomide arrested at his Kinshasa home for airport assault in Kenya (photos)

Congolese musician Koffi Olomide was arrested this morning at his home in Kinshasha, DRC, following a court order. The singer was deported by the Kenyan government last week after a video emerged showing him kicking one of his female dancers at Nairobi Airport.

Footage of the incident caused a social media outcry with thousands taking to Facebook and Twitter to demand that he be thrown out of the country.

Mr Olomide’s troubles have extended across the borders after the Agricultural and Commercial Society of Zambia bowed down to public pressure and cancelled his planned shows in Lusaka.

The Society said that the "disappointing" incident was behind its decision to ban the 60-year-old musician, who rivals the recording prowess of the legendary Franco (Luambo Luanzo Makiadi), the legend of Congolese music who died in 1989, but one with an explosive career characterized by violence.

On Sunday, the Zambia Association of Musicians, in a statement, announced that during his last tour in Zambia, on New Year eve 2013, Mr Olomide beat up one of his dancers and photojournalist at a music concert. He escaped a police dragnet to arrest him.


  1. Honestly i think its been exaggerated now. He was arrested. Deported several shows cancelled what more. He apologised and the whole media thing though massa.
    This one na misplaced priorities. Congo has alot of problems to deal with. They should spare us with this kofi isshhh.

  2. Nobi news sef everybody get a bad side n Pa don appologise