Leading West African singer DJ Arafat dies in road crash

Davido, others mourn as DJ Arafat dies

Davido, others mourn as DJ Arafat dies

Abidjan musician, Houon Ange Didier, aka DJ Arafat, has died following a traffic accident involving his power-bike and the vehicle of a journalist.

Nigerian singer and songwriter, David Adeleke, popularly known as Davido on Monday joined music fans to mourn popular Cote D'Ivore singer, DJ Arafat who died in a road accident in Abidjan.

The artist died as a result of serious injuries he sustained during the accident.

Ivory Coast-born musician, DJ Arafat, has died following an accident in the early hours of Monday in, which his motorbike smashed into a vehicle in the capital, Abidjan. Critically injured, the singer was taken to the hospital where he later died. Fellow Ivory Coat musician Ickx Fontaine told AFP that the country was in shock. "He was a real singer and a drummer. he gave a new breath of life to coupe-decale".

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Ivorian football star Didier Drogba, a former Chelsea and global player, posted a picture of DJ Arafat on his Twitter account with a heart symbol.

DJ Arafat holds the award for best artist of the year during the Coupe-Decale Awards in Abidjan October 2, 2017.

Among his hits were "Kpangor", "Zoropoto", "Enfant Beni" and his latest single "Moto, Moto". His mother was a well-known singer and his father a prominent sound engineer, one music manager said.

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