Zambian authorities said on Sunday they had called off a planned show by Congolese singer Koffi Olomide following his deportation from Kenya for kicking one of his female dancers.
Olomide was scheduled to perform at the annual agricultural trade show in Lusaka this week.
“Following the reported unfortunate incident in Kenya concerning Koffi Olomide, the Agricultural and Commercial Show Society of Zambia has decided to cancel his performance during this year’s show,” Ben Shoko, head of the society said in a statement.
The 60-year-old rumba singer, hugely popular across Africa, was on Friday arrested and expelled from Kenya after he was caught on camera kicking out violently at a dancer in full view of two Kenyan policemen as he arrived at Nairobi’s international airport.
Meanwhile, The promoter of Koffi Olomide concert that was set to be held on Saturday says those who had booked tickets for the show will get their refunds.
Speaking to the press, Jules Nsana says he has directed the online firm Jambo Link where fans were booking their tickets to return the money back to them.
He says he was devastated at the turn of events and apologized to Kenyans for what happened which caught him by surprise.
“I made losses, count the bookings of the venue, the sound, air tickets and talent fees, it’s unfortunate,” he said, without saying how much he lost.