The death of DJ Arafat "will bring about a wind of reconciliation" in Ivory Coast - RFI
Tributes in honor of DJ Arafat continue in Côte d'Ivoire and around the world. The star shone the cut-off on the continent
By RFIPalled on 14-08-2019Modified on 14-08-2019 at 07:46
Tributes in honor of DJ Arafat continue in Côte d'Ivoire and around the world. The star has shone the cut-off on the African continent and beyond.
His fans, whom DJ Arafat called "the Chinese" because of their large number, pay tribute to him since his sudden disappearance following a motorcycle accident, and especially on social networks.
" Since yesterday, we have never seen so many photos of a deceased artist on social networks, either on Instagram or Facebook , analysis Mory Toure, host of the cultural radio Radio Afrika and columnist on RFI. Yesterday what we saw on social networks, it exceeded the understanding. Everyone wanted to know, whether it was the African diaspora on the side of the United States, Asia, Europe. It came a little everywhere. "
Mory Toure recalls that the star had an international aura . " We must not forget that Arafat played everywhere. He had European tours, African tours. He put people in stadiums, in several African capitals, whether they were English-speaking or Portuguese-speaking capitals. Arafat brought the offbeat coupe where the offbeat coupe never arrived. The success, the vitality that Côte d'Ivoire has on the international musical level today, is also due to Arafat. Hence the tribute that his peers are preparing to give him, but also the world of music .
Wind of reconciliation
At the official or very local level, everyone says his pain in front of the sudden disappearance of the cut-off ambassador. Up to the top of the state, Côte d'Ivoire is mobilized around the figure of the deceased DJ .
" Arafat's mentor is none other than Minister of State Hamed Bakayoko, " said the radio host. It was he who was at his bedside in the early hours of his accident. And we recently saw the Prime Minister of Côte d'Ivoire who put a post on Instagram that paid tribute to this young man. And even the President of the Republic. "
This disappearance seems to federate many Ivorians today and that could possibly contribute to reconcile the country, Mory Touré estimates: " The death of Arafat will raise a wind of reconciliation in Ivory Coast because there are two Today, what Côte d'Ivoire is looking for is its reconciliation and stability. And it starts with two facts: sports with football and music. And it is hoped that the tributes that the Ivorian State is preparing for it will perhaps further consolidate this reconciliation so much sought after by Côte d'Ivoire . "
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