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Ivorian Musician, DJ Arafat, Dies After Motorbike Accident

Ivorian Musician, DJ Arafat, Dies After Motorbike Accident”

Musician DJ Arafat has died aged 33, after the motorbike he was riding collided with a vehicle.

DJ Arafat, or Arafat Muana, born January 26, 1986, as Ange Didier Huon. He was critically injured in the accident and later passed away after being transferred to an Abidjan hospital.

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".

During his lifetime, DJ Arafat was known for his dance-provoking sounds and energetic stage performances.

He was named Artist Of The Year for two years running at the Coupe-Decale Awards in 2016 and 2017 and earned a reputation as the "king" of the genre. His biggest hit song had over five million views on YouTube.

The Ivorian Minister of Culture, Maurice Kouakou Bandaman, "expresses his condolences to the family and music lovers", and arrangements will be made for "a tribute to the artist", according to a statement released by the RTI.

One said: "Just heard the sad news about "Dj Arafat". According to Tellerreport, DJ Arafat and a group of friends rode their bikes in the city capital.



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