Koffi Olomide’s Nairobi Concert Faces Potential Disruption Over Unpaid Debt
A potential hurdle threatens the upcoming Koffi Olomide concert in Nairobi, scheduled for December 9th. Promoters Jules Nsana and Noah Auma Muga claim they are owed Sh10 million from a 2016 concert that ended in chaos.
Background of the Dispute:
In 2016, a concert featuring Koffi Olomide ended in chaos, leading to his deportation for assaulting a dancer. Nsana and Muga claim they fulfilled all contractual obligations, including covering expenses like airfare, accommodation, transport, and venue fees. However, they allege Koffi has ignored their attempts to recover the owed funds since 2016.
Demand for Payment:
The promoters, through their legal representatives, have issued a demand letter seeking repayment of USD 50,032 (Sh7,669,905) and an additional Sh1,410,000, plus interest. They threaten to disrupt the upcoming concert if the debt remains unpaid.
Koffi Olomide’s Response:
Koffi Olomide’s legal team has dismissed the allegations as “baseless, frivolous, and vexatious.” They assert that the event organizer, Aces & Light Company Limited in partnership with Radio Africa Group Limited, holds exclusive rights to the Peace Concerts, including the upcoming Koffi Olomide Live – The Peace Concert.
Commitment to the Concert:
The organizers express confidence that the concert will proceed as planned and emphasize their commitment to delivering exceptional entertainment. They assure the public that the event’s quality and success will remain uncompromised despite the recent developments.
Koffi Olomide’s legal team is exploring legal avenues to address these allegations. They maintain that the claims are unsubstantiated and intend to protect their client’s interests.
Uncertainty for the Concert:
The outcome of this dispute remains uncertain. While the organizers express confidence in the concert’s proceeding, the promoters’ threat of disruption casts a shadow over the event. The public awaits further developments in this ongoing situation.