Congolese musician Koffi Olomide baffled many when he descended on one of his female dancers with kicks and blows after he touched down at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) Friday morning.
Koffi Olomide, who is slated to perform at Bomas of Kenya on Saturday, July 23, is said to have been irritated by one of the dancers who fell out with his alleged lover Cindy Le Couer.
Cindy, a Congolese female singer with an impressive vocal range, allegedly started dating Koffi Olomide, her boss, in 2012. Since then, she has reportedly been his favorite among his backing vocalists.
Cindy Le Coeur is also a member of the Congolese band Quartier Latin International – a soukous band from the Democratic Republic of the Congo established in 1986 by musician Koffi Olomide.
Cindy’s rumoured relationship with Koffi Olomide made late Tanzanian actor Steven Kanumba to compare the pair’s love affair to his own relationship with celebrated actress Lulu Michael. Kanumba made this statement because – like Kofi and Cindy – he was dating his employee.
Koffi is, however, married to Aliane Olomide and the couple has seven children: Nzau Twengi Aristotle O’Neill, Elvis, Minou Miss Universe, Didi Stone Nike, Rocky, Del pirlo Mourhino and Saint James Rolls.
He chose western sounding names for his children in defiance of the La’ Authenticite policy in which President Mobutu mandated the use of indigenous Africa names instead of western names.