Koffi Olomide gig moved to tomorrow

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Tawanda Marwizi

Koffi Olomide’s show will now be held tomorrow as organisers fear very few people will come following the demonstrations that claimed six lives in Harare.

Koffi,  was scheduled to perform at Harare International Conference Centre tonight, barely a day after the Zimbabwe Election Commission (ZEC) announced the results of presidential elections that was held on Monday.

Though one of the organisers of the event Dee Nosh said they could not divulge the reason yet, he confirmed the gig has been moved to tomorrow.

“We have moved the show to tomorrow though I cannot give much detail as of now. There will be official communication very soon,” he said.

Some of the artistes have commitments somewhere and it was not yet established if they would make it to the show.

It is yet to be seen if the musician will pull crowds at the show following the tense situation that has prevailed in the country.

This is first time for the Rhumba musician to have a commercial gig in capital as he has been performing on private functions.

In 2015, he performed at Longcheng Plaza at a Carnival event that was for free before performing at private wedding for Bona, daughter of former President Robert Mugabe.

Koffi will be supported by Zimbabwe’s top musicians Alick Macheso, Suluman Chimbetu and Winky D among others.

His performance comes barely few months after another renowned rhumba musician Fally Ipupa performed and mesmerised fans at the same venue.

Songs such as “Loi”, “Effrakata” and “Selfie” among others have send people at various gatherings into frenzy.

Born on July 13, 1956, in Kisangani, Democratic Republic of the Congo, the musician has several gold records in his career.

Koffi who began his career as a guitarist, but then joined Papa Wemba’s Viva la Musica as a backing vocalist went solo in the mid-’80s.

The musician managed to penetrate the music industry with some classic rhumba songs that stole the hearts of many across the globe.