• The Congolese veteran was expected to perform in Nairobi, at the Waterfront Mall, Karen, on Saturday, December 11.

The much-anticipated Koffi Olomide concert has been cancelled.

The Congolese veteran was expected to perform in Nairobi, at the Waterfront Mall, Karen, on Saturday, December 11.

The cancellation of the concert was announced by Aces and Light Company Ltd, which was handling the event.

Tickets have been on sale with VVIP slots going for Sh10,000 and ordinary ones costing Sh3,500.

Through a press release, Aces and Light Company Ltd said they were unable to host Olomide due to a number of challenges.

"Aces and Light commits itself to the highest standards of service provision to our partners, artists, and above all to our biggest clients who are Kenyan music connoisseurs across all genres.

In keeping with this commitment, we are stringent in ensuring our events meet the high standards expected by the Kenyan public in terms of quality, quantity, and palatability to cater to the uniquely Kenyan palate," the communication read.

"It is in keeping with the wisdom of ensuring quality, quantity, and palatability that Aces and Light have decided to take a hiatus in the efforts to host the much-anticipated concert by the legendary Congolese musical art Quartier Latin International Orchestra led by Mopao, Koffi Olomide.

This hiatus shall enable Aces and Light to better organise our planned concerts or to ensure it meets the expectations of all music lovers amongst the Kenyan music connoisseurs."

Over 4000 revellers who had paid for the concert were refunded back their money.

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