An Ivorian singer, DJ Arafat in francophone Africa, has alledgedly died after a road accident in Abidjan, the state broadcaster RTI said on Monday.
“Death of artist DJ Arafat… today at 8am as a result of a road accident overnight,” it tweeted.
According to messages and pictures circulating on social media, he had been driving a motorbike and smashed into a car. Critically injured, he was taken to an Abidjan hospital, where he later died.
Born in Abidjan in 1986, DJ Arafat which real name is Ange Didier Huon was avidly followed in French-speaking western and central African countries.
He issued 11 albums, mainly of “coupe-decale” a dance music form combining choppy rhythms with hip-hop-style vocals