Zambia Bars Popular Congolese Rhumba Musician

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Congolese Rhumba Musician Koffi Olomide.

Lusaka: Zambia has barred popular DR Congo rhumba musician Koffi Olomide from entering the country for a show later this month.



According to media reports, government threatened to arrest Olomide the moment he steps foot in the country for assaulting a photojournalist in the southern African country during a previous tour.

Olomide, real name Antoine Christophe Agbepa Mumba, is the second foreign artist to be barred from entering Zambia in as many months.

In March, government banned South African controversial dancer Zodwa Wabantu from entering the country.

Zodwa Wabantu is known for her salacious dancing and not wearing and panties.

Olomide also faces arrest in France for performing in the country without a valid permit.

The rhumba star – known for his flashy dressing and extravagant lifestyle – is not new to controversy.

In 2016, he was caught on camera kicking his female dancer on arrival in Kenya. He was swiftly deported.

In 2012, he was convicted in DR Congo of assaulting his producer.


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