Koffi Olomide is one of the continent’s most colourful yet controversial singers. He has a long history of violent altercations with band members and numerous fights with his counterparts back home in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Back in Kinshasa after being deported, hope the veteran musician will need to reflect deeply on how his failure to manage his anger blew his chances of a show at the Bomas of Kenya, a concert that many of his fans were looking forward to.
His tour promoter, Jules Nsana, confirmed that Mr Olomide arrived in Kinshasa on Saturday afternoon.
“After his arrest, arrangements were made for him and three dancers to travel home. His passport will be taken [to him] by the rest of the band members, who are due to leave on Saturday night,” he said.
Mr Nsana could not divulge the amount of money he had lost in airline tickets and talent fees. But he apologised to Kenyans who had booked to attend the show. “Those who booked online will get refunds,” he said.