Immediate report reaching our camp has it that leading Ivorian singer has died after a road accident in Abidjan, the state broadcaster RTI said.
According to messages and pictures circulating on social media, the singer with a huge following in francophone Africa, had been driving a motorbike and smashed into a car. Critically injured, he was taken to an Abidjan hospital, where he was reported dead.
— FRANCE 24 Français (@France24_fr) August 12, 2019
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 “coupe-decale” — 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.
Below is his song together with Nigerian musician, J.Martins;