See The Heartbreaking Moment Fans Mourned DJ Arafat In Front Of The Hospital Where He Died (+Photos)
Music lovers have been thrown into a state of shock after the shocking news that Ivorian star, DJ Arafat has died after he rammed his motorcycle into a car in Abidjan, killing him instantly.
Several African celebrities and people from all walks of have expressed their condolences to the man who has a huge fan base in West Africa, especially the francophone countries.
These photos of fans who besieged the polyclinic where he died and mourning him uncontrollably will make you all teary.
See photos below:
Born in Abidjan in 1986, the artist, whose real name is Ange Didier Huon, had a massive audience in French-speaking western and central African countries. He issued 11 albums, mainly of “coupe-decale” – a dance music form combining rapid percussion, choppy rhythms with hip hop-style vocals.
DJ Arafat’s fame expanded to Europe and the United States, thanks in part to sports stars who made some of the genre’s dance steps popular. He Arafat was named “Best Artist of the Year” at the Ivorian “Coupe-decale” Awards in 2016 and 2017.
He was born in the music world. His mother was a well-known singer and his father a prominent sound engineer, according to a music manager. He started as a DJ in Yopougon, one of Abidjan’s night-life districts.
Ivorian Culture Minister Maurice Kouakou Bandaman expressed his condolences and said a tribute would be held to honour the musician.