Dj Arafat, or Ange Didier Huon he was really called, is said to have driven a motorcycle which collided with a car. He was taken to hospital with serious injuries but his life could not be saved.
Dj Arafat, born in Abidjan in 1986, was very popular in the French-speaking countries of western and central Africa. He made music for the big film Black panther and released eleven albums during his career.
In Ivorian media, the singer is called the king of "Coupé-Décalé", a dance music style developed in Paris with influences of Ivorian music with a lot of bass and drums, according to Swedish Radio's Culture News.
Ivory Coast Culture Minister Maurice Kouakou Bandaman lamented the message and promised that a tribute ceremony would be held for the artist.