Through out the weekend, rumours have been going around about the death of the Congolese singer Koffi Olomide. But Olomidde is not only alive and kicking, he has assured his fans that he would launch his latest album on February 27, and also stage a major concert next Sunday at the Chez Bibi in Kinshasa.
In East Africa, rumours of his death have been doing the rounds on social networking sites and FM radio stations since Friday.
The 54-year-old musician, one of the most prolific composers, has all along been in good health, churning out numerous new titles, most of which have been posted on YouTube.
Close associates in DR Congo said tales of Olomide’s death made them ponder what could have sparked the rumour.
Before the interview, musician and producer Lofombo Gode, speaking to the Nation from Kinshasa, was among the first to confirm that Olomide was as fit as fiddle with his Quartier Latin band.
“As far as I’m concerned, nothing unusual happened to Koffi,” he said.