Ivorian singer and DJ, DJ Arafat has died in a road accident.

Rest In Peace to Ivory Coast Legend, Houon Ange Didier a.k.a DJ Arafat. The cause of death was a motorcycle accident late Sunday night in Abidjan, Côte D’Ivoire.

According to messages and pictures circulating on social media, he had been driving a motorbike and smashed into a car. Critically injured, he was taken to an Abidjan hospital, where he later died.

Born in Abidjan in 1986, DJ Arafat – real name Ange Didier Huon – was avidly followed in French-speaking western and central African countries.

He issued 11 – albums, mainly of “coupé-décalé” – 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.

May his music and legacy live on forever

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