– Popular Congolese musician Koffi Olomide was deported from Kenya on Saturday, July 23, after assaulting one of his female dancers.
– The assault which was caught on video went viral and caused outrage among Kenyans.
– History, however, gives a rather sad description of the Congolese music maestro; that of a wife batter .
Koffi Olomide is not new to controversies. The Congolese musician, who on Saturday was deported from Kenya by authorities after assaulting one of his dancers, has a long list of cases that have seen him in and out of court.
The musician has been accused of having anger issues and many have claimed his arrogance also triggers his abusive nature.
Below are some of Olomide’s controversial cases that have given the artist a negative image.
2008 – The Congolese musician was accused of assaulting a photojournalist from a local TV station in Kinshasa who was covering his concert.
2012- Olomide was arrested in August 2012 for assaulting his former music producer, Diego Lubaki, and was handed a three-month suspended prison sentence for the assault.
– In December the same year, the musician was accused of kicking a freelance photo-journalist, Jean Mandela, in the face during a concert in Zambia.
The musician, who was arrested over the incident, was acquited of the assault charges and apologised to the journalist.