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Koffi Olomide dancers cold-shoulder Bev

By Bongani Ndlovu

Zimbabwe’s queen of raunchy dancing Beverly Sibanda almost had a torrid time in the Democratic Republic of Congo as Congolese superstar Koffi Olomide’s dancers initially snubbed her during her visit there.

Raunchy dancer Beverly Sibanda on stage
Raunchy dancer Beverly Sibanda on stage (Picture by NewsDay)

Bev, who travelled to the DRC last Tuesday, had been invited by the prominent rhumba musician to feature in a music video for one of the songs on his latest album – Abracadabra.

Her manager Harpers Mapimhidze said Koffi, who initially met Bev two years ago when he performed in Harare, was impressed by her dance moves when she joined him on stage for an impromptu performance.

This prompted him to look for her contacts so the two would work together.

And when she met him at his base, his dancers apparently felt threatened and tried snubbing her.

“Bev travelled well to the DRC and touched down at Kinshasa where she was met by Koffi’s crew. As they got down to business, Koffi’s dancers didn’t seem so co-operative as they were jealous of Bev, but their boss wouldn’t have any of that and intervened,” said Mapimhidze.

He said the dancers later warmed up to Bev after probably realising she was just there for a few days and was not there to take their jobs.

Bev, who was in the DRC for three days, returned to Zimbabwe last Friday for performances in Bulawayo.

On her encounter in the DRC, she said she learnt a lot, especially new soukous dance routines.

“I learnt a lot from Koffi’s crew and also from the Rhumba icon. We recorded a lot of video clips which we’ll be used on Koffi’s music videos for the Abracadabra album,” said Bev.

She said she would incorporate some of the routines learnt from the DRC into her routines.

Mapimhidze said hopefully when the video featuring Bev is released it will raise her profile internationally.

“Being featured on Koffi’s music video is something that comes once in a lifetime. Hopefully with Koffi’s profile and Bev’s immense talent, doors will open for her not only in Africa, but across the world,” said Mapimhidze.

According to his biography, Koffi started out in music when he joined Papa Wemba’s band Viva la Musica at first as a composer and song-writer, and later as a vocalist and lead-singer.

In 1986, Koffi formed his band known as Quartier Latin, which celebrated its 30-year anniversary last year.

Over the years, he has built a faithful fan base internationally, particularly in Africa and Europe.

Koffi is famed for popularising the slower style of Soukous, which he dubbed Tcha Tcho.

For his effort, ‘Effrakat’, released in 2001-2002, received four Kora Awards on a single night at the annual Kora Awards in South Africa.The Chronicle

  • 😂😂😂😂 that’s how zodwa was treated in Zimbabwe. Zodwa could have been much more appreciated than this idiot.

    • Do you apreciate nakedness?

    • Chii chinoitwa nazodwa anofamba akashama kutamba haagoni idoñt like bev but she can dànce

    • Nevison Madamombe do you have sex with your wife,girlfriend or boyfriend friend fully clothed?

    • Mkhululi you love to see naked women in the streets so that you can practice your Manual Erotic Stimulation of Organs (masturbation) ….?
      You are a disgrace!

      . Tsvina yemunhu

    • Is that what you do Fadzai Major that’s why you don’t like it ? Have you seen zodwa naked? You probably seen your grandmother naked that’s why it has spooked yoi

    • Fadzai Major kwaaaaa u just made my day

    • No! no! no! Even biblically you are wrong… You are under several blankets of paganism.
      Maybe you are more of gay / lesbian than human!
      Husiku hwakatambiswa!

    • What do you know about biblical you think you are too holy by not seeing a naked body nothing wrong with a beautiful woman’s body. I don’t blame you maybe you are used to izpehlepehle zakini e Harare

  • These are two diferent dancers nothing apa

  • These are two diferent dancers nothing apa

  • Just jelousy amongst women nothing more. That’s what women do to each other when they meet or are suposed to work together.It becomes worse if the new woman is a bit attractive or a bit beautiful than the other women,they ignore, mock, gossip and treat her like crap.That’s how women are even in church they do that to each other.

  • Loool iwe wakazvinzwa nani wanga uriko here cz as far as i remember ndiwe wekumboti koffi afa futi,asi uri wekumasvingo nehanda

  • Pulldown syndrome

  • Koffi should fire them all and remain with Bev.Wanomuziwa kuti isimbi hombe hawazvikwanisi zvanoita .viva Bev

  • PaVideo yacho hapanawo zvaakaita zvinemusoro

  • Bev haagone kutamba ndombolo,haakwake by far nevasikana vekuDRC ajaira sungura chete

  • Unopengawo iwe tingaswero ona hofisi ya Zodwa yemubhurugwa kuti zvitsva here.Bevie kuseri !!!

  • qqq1qqq1q1q

  • Game remahure nderekumakana

  • Vaifunga kuti Koffi achadya punami yaBev.

  • Kofi ndiye Aida ne zvake nt ma dancers ake nhai