DJ Arafat
DJ Arafat

Ivorian artiste Ange Didier Huon, popularly known as DJ Arafat, died on Monday, August 12, in Abidjan following motorcycle accident on Sunday night.

Concise News understands that the artiste’s motorcycle crashed into a car driven by a Radio Côte d’Ivoire journalist.

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The singer, unconscious, was quickly admitted to intensive care. Unfortunately, he did not survive.

Confirming his death, Ivorian Minister of Culture and Francophonie, Maurice Bandaman, who visited the artiste’s, said, “I’m at the clinic where DJ Arafat was admitted. I can confirm that the artist has passed away. I am with Minister of State Hamed Bakayoko to organize with the family.”

Born in 1986 in Yopougon, a town in western Abidjan, the artiste liked to claim ever new nicknames, from “Commander Zabra” to “Yorobo” – more recently, he even introduced himself as “Leader of People’s China”.

DJ Arafat is one of the first in his country to obtain 1 million YouTube views in less than a day on his song ‘Moto Moto’.