Ivorian singer DJ Arafat, star of the coupé-décalé, died Monday after a traffic accident occurred in the night, announced the Ivorian Public Radio-Television (RTI).
"Death of the artist DJ Arafat, his real name Houon Ange Didier, Monday, August 12 at 8 am (local and GMT), the result of a traffic accident that occurred in the night of Sunday" to Monday in Abidjan, said the RTI on his Twitter account.
According to messages and photos circulating on social networks, DJ Arafa was riding a motorcycle when he hit a car in the night.
The Ivorian Minister of Culture Maurice Kouakou Bandaman "expresses his condolences to the family and music lovers", and arrangements will be made for "a tribute to the artist," according to a statement released by the RTI.
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