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DJ Arafat Dies In Cote D’Ivore Road Crash

Prominent African stars like Davido, Yemi Alade & Others Mourn the Ivorian rapper’s Demise

Ivorian singer, DJ Arafat is dead. He died after a road accident in Abidjan.


It’s a sad day for African music as a prominent the West African music star passes on. The singer who is also known as the King of Coupé Decalé passed on on Monday August 16.

He was driving a motorbike when he had a collision with a car. Critically injured, he was taken to a hospital in Abidjan where he later died.

The famous singer Ange Didier Huron was born on January 26, 1986, and popularly known as DJ Arafat. He was avidly followed in French-speaking western and central African countries.

He issued 11 albums, mainly of “coupe-decale” — a dance music form combining choppy rhythms with hip-hop-style vocals.

Ivorian Culture Minister Maurice Kouakou Bandaman expressed his condolences and said a tribute would be organised to honour the musician.

Condolences to the family.


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