To be or not? Olomide’s mega concert in Kenya shaky as promoters demand payment of $65,000 debt


NAIROBI – Music promoters are threatening to scuttle Congolese singer Koffi Olomide’s planned mega concert in Kenya on Saturday over a 2016 debt.

Nsana Productions, the promoters, say the 67-year-old rumba star violated contractual terms for a March 2016 concert for which they want a refund of $65,000.

Olomide was in 2016 blocked from performing and thrown out of Kenya for allegedly assaulting one of his female dancers, the BBC reports.

Footage of the incident at Nairobi’s international airport was posted online and sparked outrage on social media.

This was the first time the singer was returning to perform in Kenya after the incident.

Through his lawyers, Olomide had assured his fans that the highly anticipated peace concert would go on despite the threats from the promoters.

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The lawyers termed the debt allegations “frivolous” and without merit, local media reported.

The event’s organiser says that the success of the concert will not be compromised.

While speaking at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) on Wednesday shortly after his arrival in Kenya, Olomide said he had missed his Kenyan fans whom he promised an electrifying performance.

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