Koffi Olomide assaults female dancer at JKIA

A video showing Koffi Olomide, one of Africa's most popular musicians, physically assaulting a woman at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport has gone viral.
Koffi Olomide is in Nairobi with a team of six, for his much-anticipated “Bomas of Kenya” concert. Net.
Koffi Olomide is in Nairobi with a team of six, for his much-anticipated “Bomas of Kenya” concert. Net.

A video showing Koffi Olomide, one of Africa's most popular musicians, physically assaulting a woman at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport has gone viral.

The Congolese Rumba maestro is seen kicking the woman, said to be a performer with his Quartier Latin band, in the presence of other passengers and the police after arriving at the airport.

 

Olomide landed in Nairobi this morning for his much-anticipated Bomas of Kenya concert.

 

Despite the act of violence, the police did not arrest the musician, popularly known as Grand Mopao or Mopao Mokonzi, and so far have not issued any statement.

 

According to the band members, Koffi overreacted after he was informed that the unidentified dancer had slapped his wife, Cindy, after a disagreement. Cindy is the CEO of the band.

The musician has a history of being involved in scuffles, especially with women. He was almost jailed in Zimbabwe for beating a fan.

In 2012, he was given a three-month suspended prison sentence for assaulting his producer, Diego Lubaki, over a debt.

Olomide plays a kind of music known as "soukous", in which dancers show aggressive erotic moves, and his music has been banned in some countries because of the raunchy performances. 

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