Koffi Olomide's Zambia concert cancelled for assaulting female dancer
The Rhumba maestro was arrested after a video of him assaulting one of his dancers went viral, sparking outrage and condemnation on social media.
The Congolese Musician was scheduled to perform at this year’s 90th Show at the Zambia’s Agricultural And Commercial Society. The President of the management Committee Ben Shoko said on Sunday that the cancellation follows the unfortunate incident at Kenya’s Airport.
Olomide was deported to Kinshasa, DRC by Kenya Airways after he spent Friday night at JKIA’s police cell. He was arrested outside Royal Media Services offices on Friday evening shortly after his interview with Citizen TV.
The musician has, however, apologised for his behaviour. In a post on his official Facebook page on Sunday, the singer apologised to his fans, especially "women and children", asking for forgiveness.
"I profoundly regret what happened... it was a moment of madness," Olomide told Congolese national broadcaster RTNC, in an interview attached to the Facebook post.The star also apologised directly to the people of the Democratic Republic of the Congo who may have felt "dishonoured by this behaviour".
During the interview, Koffi denied assaulting the dancer, identified as Pamela.
His lawyer George Wajackoyah also accused the police of manhandling the musician.
"The right procedure was not followed in deporting Olomide," he said during a press conference on Saturday." said WajackoyahWatch the interview below...