Koffi Olomide attempts to apologize to dancer, ends up scoring own goal
Under pressure Congolese musician Koffi Olomide has apologized for attacking his female dancer on early on Friday at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.
The musician claims that he was instead defending his dancers from a woman with whom they had an altercation in the arrivals terminal at the airport in Nairobi.
Flanked by the dancer he is alleged to have kicked, the remorseful Koffi claimed that he never attacks his dancers and that he’s not a violent a person.
“I have immense respect for the women. Everybody knows that,” he said in French as he dragged the visibly shaken dancer into the video frame.
“I have immense respect for the women and I apologize to all the women out there and no matter what Koffi Olomide is not a violent man,” he concluded.
The dancer, introduced as Pamela, went ahead to deny that she had been attacked by her boss and showered praises on the singer.
“Koffi Olomide never attacked me at the airport… and he’s not an aggressive nor violent man,” she said.
Towards the end of the two-minute clip, he again prods the terrified dancer to exonerate him from the allegations. The woman again does what the boss demands and heaps more praise in a mix of Lingala and French.
Another video posted on his page features Cindy Le Couer, his co-singer, vigorously defending him.
“Koffi Olomide is not a bad man and is never aggressive towards his women (sic). He was just defending the dancers from an intruder. He never attacked his dancers,” she says.
However, the grapevine has it that Koffi lost his cool after Pamela slapped Cindy. The Selfie hit maker was caught on camera walking aggressively towards a group of dancers outside the airport. He then unleashes a kick aimed at one of his dancer’s tummy.
The terrified dancer can be seen cowering behind a police officer as Koffi pursues her, before landing a slap on her. The officers then step in to stop further attack from the unassuming Koffi. When he is done, the entertainer trudges back heroically as if nothing has happened.
Koffi’s career has been controversy-ridden with raunchy performances in some of his songs being banned in some countries.