DJ Arafat, whose real name was Ange Didier Huon, was named best artist of the year at the Coupé-Decalé Awards in 2016 and 2017.
Dj Arafat, 33, died August 12, as a result of a high speed accident that occurred on Sunday evening, Ivorian Radio-Television (RTI) announced on its Twitter account. DJ Arafat, is an Ivorian singer with a huge following in francophone Africa.
Around 11 pm on August 11, DJ Arafat and a group of friends went on a motor bike ride in Abidjan. He crashed into a vehicle driven by a journalist from Radio Côte d’Ivoire at high speed. Social media images show his bike and the car were completely damaged in the accident. Other videos showed DJ Arafat lying on the road, unconscious.
Rumours began circulating that alcohol and drugs were involved, but his communication officer Yves Jay Jay refuted these.
He later posted on his Facebook page reassuring fans that DJ Arafat was still in intensive care, but in a stable state.
According to the Ivorian Life magazine, the journalist from Radio Côte d’Ivoire is still hospitalized. She is out of danger, but remains under observation.
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.
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