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Ivory Coast in Mourning: Artist DJ Arafat Passed Away


The Ivorian people are in shock this Monday, August 12, 2019. DJ Arafat, the star of the country’s music, died this morning following a traffic accident. The information was confirmed by the Ivorian national television (RTI).

It was at the Polyclinic of the Two Plateaux in Abidjan that Houon Ange Didier, whose real name was, died at 8 am on Monday. The coupe-derived king succumbed to his injuries contracted during a serious traffic accident that he suffered on the night of Sunday to Monday in the capital.

The singer’s motorcycle, at high speed, went to hit a car driving a journalist from Radio Côte d’Ivoire. He was immediately driven, in a state of unconsciousness, to this medical center, where he was taken care of. But, the doctors could not save the life of the artist.

Internationally renowned artist, DJ Arafat was born in 1986 in Yopougon, a town in the Ivorian economic capital. His latest single, entitled “Moto-Moto” broke all records with 4.5 million views on YouTube.

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