After his arrest and subsequent deportation from Kenya after kicking his female dancer, Koffi Olomide’s fate has rippled to Zambia where his performance at an agricultural show was canceled by organisers on Sunday.The Agricultural and Commercial Society of Zambia in a statement on Sunday decided to cancel the famous Congolese’s performance at it’s 90th show next week.
“Following the reported unfortunate incidence in Kenya concerning Koffi Olomide, the Agricultural and Commercial Society of Zambia has decided to cancel his performance during this year’s Show,” it explained.
Zambia's Agricultural&commercial Show have cancelled musician Koffi Olomide's performance (power of tweeps!) pic.twitter.com/GTfF02WNK9— Samira Sawlani (@samirasawlani) July 24, 2016
The 59-year-old singer, who was scheduled to hold a concert in Nairobi on Saturday was caught on camera during his arrival in the country at the airport kicking his female dancer in the stomach.
The video went viral and many Kenyans called for a reaction from the authorities. He was subsequently arrested by Kenyan police during an interview on Friday evening, spent the night in jail at the airport police station and then deported to Congo the next morning.
Despite being caught on camera kicking the dancer, Olomide denied the claim and insisted that he was protecting his crew from an unspecified person who was threatening their security.
The Rumba star, who has more than 26 albums to his name, has a history of assault. In August 2012, the singer was slapped with a three months suspended prison sentence in Kinshasa for assaulting his producer.