Top Ivory Coast artiste, Ange Di Huon best known as DJ Arafat aged 33 has died following a horrible car accident, on Sunday, 11th August.
He was admitted to hospital in the main city, Abidjan, with a fractured skull after his motorcycle collided with a car on Sunday, Jeune Afrique says.
He was a popular recording artist in francophone countries, especially on the African continent, releasing a total of 11 albums during his career.
DJ Arafat was known for his distinctive “coupé-decalé” dance music that put hip-hop vocals with short, catchy rhythms, garnering “Artist of the Year” for the genre in 2016 and 2017.
The singer was also known for his love of motorcycles and featured them in his most recent hit, Moto Moto, that was released in May, which has more than four million YouTube views.
Ivorian Culture Minister Maurice Kouakou Bandaman gave his condolences to DJ Arafat’s family and fans, adding that he planned to pay homage to his life and career.
Fellow artists have also been sharing their condolences, including Nigerian star Davido and fellow Ivorian rapper Kaaris.
His best song in Nigeria was “Touching Body”, featured by J Martins.