Popular Ivorian singer, DJ Arafat is dead

Popular Ivorian singer, DJ Arafat is dead

The artist died as a result of serious injuries he sustained during the accident.

According to messages and pictures circulating on social media, he had been driving a motorbike and smashed into a vehicle.

"It is with great sadness that I learned the premature passing of houon angel Didier "DJ Arafat", Icon of the youth and ambassador of ivorian music and culture". Initially, reports suggested that he was critically injured, he was taken to an Abidjan hospital, but he died later. Fellow Ivory Coat musician Ickx Fontaine told AFP that the country was in shock. "He was a real singer and a drummer. he gave a new breath of life to coupe-decale".

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AFP reporters at the Abidjan hospital where he died said that within hours of the reports being shared, around 1,000 fans had gathered outside, weeping and chanting "Arafat can not die".

According to posts on social media, Ange Dider Huon, known by his stage name DJ Arafat, had been driving his motorcycle and hit a vehicle.

DJ Arafat holds the award for best artist of the year during the Coupe-Decale Awards in Abidjan October 2, 2017. "He will remain a force for Ivorian and African music".

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