Double blow for Koffi Olomide as Zambian show is cancelled

Koffi-Olomide

Koffi’s  Zambian show scheduled for 29th July to the 1st of August at Lusaka show grounds has been cancelled Photo: Elvis Ogina/ Standard

It’s a double blow for Congolese music maestro Koffi Olomide as latest reports have it that his Zambian show scheduled for 29th July to the 1st of August at Lusaka show grounds has been cancelled.

This follows his recent deportation from Kenya after an order from the Government and partly due to the pressure from human rights organisations.

A press release from the Agricultural and the Society of Zambia dated July 24, 2016, posted to this writer on WhatsApp read:

Following the reported unfortunate incident in Kenya, concerning Koffi Olomide, The Agricultural and Commercial Society of Zambia has decided to cancel his performance during this year’s show, Ben Shoko President Committee of Managament.

Peter Adanu Zambian with a PhD candidate-Political, Gender and Transnational Studies at the International Postgraduate Centre (IPC), Faculty of Social Sciences at Goethe University Frankfurt also called for cancelling of Koffi’s show.

“I think there is a difference between apologising for publicity and apologising because you are sorry. In my opinion he did it for publicity just like many public figures in entertainment, politics or sports will do. We make mistakes but we have to show commitment to work on our mistakes so that we don’t repeat them in future,”  Adanu stated.

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