Koffi Olomide to perform in Kenya four years after deportation by Kenyan Government

The Congolese musician took the opportunity for the first time to apologize publicly to all Kenyans who were affected by his behaviour in 2016.

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In Brief

– Olomide explained that he erred and noted that it affected all those involved and reiterated that he is glad that the Kenyan government, through efforts by his lawyer Prof George Wajackoyah, had lifted his persona non grata proscription.

– Koffi Olomide to plan a tour and a performance in Kenya four years after his dramatic deportation from Kenya.

Koffi Olomide to plan a tour and a performance in Kenya. This comes four years after he was deported by the Kenyan Authorities from the country after assaulting one of his dancers publicly at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.

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In a video that went viral on social media, the Congolese musician took the opportunity for the first time to apologize publicly to all Kenyans who were affected by his behaviour in 2016.

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“Jambo Kenya, this is Grand Mopao, Koffi Olomide, first, I am sincerely sorry for what I did,” said Olomide.

Olomide explained that he erred and noted that it affected all those involved and reiterated that he is glad that the Kenyan government, through efforts by his lawyer Prof George Wajackoyah, had lifted his persona non grata proscription.

“To everybody who was affected by what I did, I apologize. I want to thank the Kenyan government for endorsing me back. I missed Kenya so much, the country of my life,” he added.

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Koffi noted that he will soon announce the dates of his Kenyan tour and underscored his love Kenya and its people.

“I will soon be in the country to meet my fans and will announce the date for the comeback of the King of Africa. I sincerely apologize, I did wrong.

“Thank you very much, Professor George, for what you did. I will be in Nairobi very soon. I love you and respect,” concluded one of Africa’s biggest musicians.

The 63-year-old was deported aboard a Kenya Airways flight to his country, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), and was consequently slapped with assault charges on landing in Kinshasa.

 


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