DJ Arafat Dead in a Bike accident. According to the Ivorian media, the king of coupé-décalé, DJ Arafat died after being involved in a ghastly bike accident. The artist from Cote d’Ivoire sustained injuries in a motorcycle accident between Sunday, August 11, night and Monday, August 12, morning. Ange Didier Huon – aka DJ – died from his wounds in a clinic in Abidjan, according to local sources.
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Ivory Coast: King of coupé-décalé DJ Arafat dead
Victim of a motorcycle accident in the night of Sunday 11 to Monday, August 12 in Abidjan, the Ivorian artist Ange Didier Huon – aka DJ Arafat – died of his wounds in a clinic in Abidjan, according to several official sources Ivorians, including Maurice Bandaman, the Ivorian Minister of Culture. The star of the “coupe-décalé” died Monday, August 12 at the Polyclinic of Two Plateaux in Abidjan.
The artist died as a result of his injuries after a serious road accident that occurred during the night from Sunday to Monday. His motorcycle hit a car driven by a journalist from Radio Côte d’Ivoire. The singer, unconscious, was quickly taken care of and admitted to intensive care. Unfortunately, he did not survive.”It was admitted to emergencies in a vegetative state. He had a fractured skull and edema, “Jeune Afrique told a doctor of the establishment, on condition of anonymity. The medical teams tried to revive him, “in vain”.
Two Ivorian government ministers, who visited the artist’s bedside, confirmed the death to Jeune Afrique, as did a senior official in Abidjan. “I’m at the clinic where DJ Arafat was admitted. I can confirm that the artist is deceased.
I am with Minister of State Hamed Bakayoko, to organize with the family, “Maurice Bandaman, Ivorian Minister of Culture and Francophonie, told Jeune Afrique. The information was also confirmed on the antennas of the RTI, the public channel Ivorian, in his diary of 1 pm. ” A shooting star ” “The boy is gone. He lived like a shooting star. We are all collapsed. In the style of zouglou, internationally, there is Magic System. For the cut-off, it was DJ Arafat …
This is a great loss for Ivorian music, “regretted A’salfo, the leader of the group Magic System, contacted by Jeune Afrique. The undisputed king of the “coupé-décalé”, DJ Arafat – whose real name is Ange Didier Huon – has forged an international reputation and has established himself as the undisputed boss of the offbeat coupé.
He also had a sulphurous reputation, particularly because of the recurring clashes that pitted him against other cut-off-shifted artists Born in 1986 in Yopougon, a town in western Abidjan, the artist liked to claim constantly new nicknames, from “Commander Zabra” to “Yorobo” – more recently, he even presented himself as “Head of the China People “. Tragically ironic, his latest single – which breaks records on YouTube with 4.5 million views since its release last May – is entitled “Moto-Moto”.