Zambian folk musician, Mumba Yachi, took to social media to question why a Zambian artiste is not replacing Koffi Olomide at this years Agricultural and Commercial show.
He had this to say on his Facebook page.
“I hear the show society is replacing koffi with werrason. yes the man is a phenomenal his band “Maison mere” can really entertain the show goers.
but my point is; gone are the days where we use to think Zambian musicians can’t perform live. the show society must try Mumba Yachi,.if given that chance I can bring in a proper stage performance to suit that audience. I have performed For 2 hours straight just with a guitar .what more with a full band? am not complaining NO NO. but am saying it loud that we are here to give that same entertainment if given the opportunity. those werrason guys have worked hard to be where they are and Congolese people have supported them very much.the fikin is the annual show of Congo and it is always headlined by their artists.we also need that support from our own. next year I want to be the headline of that show and I won’t disappoint .”
The Agricultural and Commercial Society of Zambia bowed down to public pressure and cancelled Congolese rhumba giant Koffi Olomide’s planned shows in Lusaka.
In a brief statement, Show Society President Ben Shoko said following the reported unfortunate incidence in Kenya concerning Koffi Olomide, the show Society of Zambia has decided to cancel his performances during this year’s Show.
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