[E-NEWS] CONGOLESE MUSICIAN BARRED FROM ENTERING ZAMBIA.

 

Congolese Musician Koffi Olomide

 

CONGOLESE MUSICIAN KOFFI OLOMIDE HAS BEEN BLOCKED FROM ENTERING INTO ZAMBIA BECAUSE OF MULTIPLE ALLEGATIONS THAT HAVE BEEN BROUGHT UP AGAINST HIM.

ANTOINE CHRISTOPHE AGBEPA MUMBA, POPULARLY KNOWN AS KOFFI OLOMIDE WAS A FORMER MEMBER OF THE LATE CONGOLESE MUSICIAN, PAPA WEMBA’S MUSIC BAND, VIVA LA MUSICA, BEFORE HE LATER SET UP HIS OWN QUARTIER LATIN INTERNATIONAL BAND IN 1986.

THE SINGER, WHO IS FAMED FOR POPULARIZING THE TRADITIONAL CENTRAL AFRICAN SOUND, SOUKOUS WITH HIS WAIST TWISTING DANCE MOVES, HAS NOW BEEN BARRED FROM ENTERING INTO ZAMBIA, A PLACE HE ONCE REFERRED TO AS HIS SECOND HOME DUE TO MULTIPLE CRIMINAL ALLEGATIONS LEVIED  AGAINST HIM.

SOME OF THE ALLEGATIONS INCLUDE THAT OF ASSAULTING A PHOTOJOURNALIST IN ZAMBIA DURING A PREVIOUS TOUR.

HE WAS ALSO ACCUSED OF SEXUALLY ASSAULTING HIS DANCERS, KIDNAPPING THEM AND EMPLOYING THEM WITHOUT VALID PERMITS IN FRANCE, LEADING TO THE CANCELLATION OF HIS PROPOSED VISIT TO ZAMBIA.