The promoter who brought Koffi Olomide to Nairobi is said to have gone into depression after making losses amounting to millions of shillings, following the deportation of the Congolese musician.
According to Standard, Nsana Jules – the promoter, made losses amounting to more than Sh5 million.
Koffi Olomide was scheduled to perform at the Bomas of Kenya on Saturday, but an assault incident at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport saw him locked up on Friday night and deported on Saturday morning.
After news of his deportation broke, fans who had already bought advance tickets started demanding a full refund. Tickets were going for Sh2,500 regular and Sh4,000 VIP. The VIP tickets had reportedly sold out.
It is reported that Mr. Jules had finalized Koffi’s payment and had also spent a huge amount on logistics including booking the venue, hiring security, paying for the musician’s accommodation at Villa Rosa Kempinski, and hiring top of the range cars to ferry him around the city.
More money had also been spent in publicizing the event.