DJ Arafat dies in motorcycle accident

Davido, others mourn as DJ Arafat dies

Ivorian musician DJ Arafat has died following a road accident in Ivory Coast's main city, Abidjan.

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

According to posts on social media, Ange Dider Huon, known by his stage name DJ Arafat, had been driving his motorcycle and hit a auto. Critically injured, the singer was taken to an Abidjan hospital, where he later died.

The country's Culture Minister, Maurice Kouakou Bandaman, while paying tribute to the late musician, expressed sadness at the tragedy.

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The Ivorian was the champion of the Coupe- Decale sound which was embraced by many artistes across the continent, including Kenyan gospel singer Daddy Owen.

On Monday, hundreds of fans had gathered outside the hospital where DJ Arafat was admitted weeping and chanting 'Arafat can not die'. DJ Arafat's fame expanded to Europe and the United States, thanks in part to sports stars who made some of the genre's dance steps popular.

DJ Arafat holds the award for best artist of the year during the Coupe-Decale Awards in Abidjan October 2, 2017.

"He had a natural charisma", said Ozone, a hip hop producer and television host.

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