FRENCH African song star, DJ Arafat tragically died final weekend.
The Ivorian musician was in a city of Abdijan on a southern Atlantic seashore of Côte d’Ivoire when he upheld away. Here’s what we know.
Who was DJ Arafat?
DJ Arafat, innate Ange Didier Houon, was a obvious thespian and musician in French-speaking western and executive African countries.
Currently he is deliberate a many renouned artists in Ivory Coast, with some-more than 2.3million subscribers to his Facebook page.
Many insist he coined a genre coupé-décalé, a dance song shaped of choppy rhythms and hip-hop character vocals.
Arafat, was innate in Cocody, Ivory Coast , to his mum, thespian Tina Glamour and father musician Houon Pierre.
She conjured debate for her adventurous performances.
Arafat is good famous for his adore of motorcycles.
He featured them in one of his latest hits, Moto Moto, that performed 1million views in reduction than a day.
In total, Arafat expelled 11 albums in his career, with his initial expelled in 2000.
Arafat was named best artist of a year during a Coupé-Decalé Awards in 2016 and 2017.
How did he die?
Arafat was concerned in a motorbike collision on Sunday, Aug 11 2019
Footage common on amicable media has left his fans furious, claiming puncture services were delayed to respond.
The megastar was with a organisation of friends in Abidjan, Ivory Coast when he crashed into an approaching car.
He was rushed to a internal sanatorium for treatment, though died from his injuries on Aug 12.
State broadcaster RTI tweeted: “Death of artist DJ Arafat… currently during 8am as a outcome of a highway collision overnight.”
Ivorian Culture Minister Maurice Kouakou Bandaman gave his condolences to a 33-year-old’s family and fans, adding that he designed to compensate loyalty to his life and career.