Dj Arafat Biography
Ange Didier Houon also is known as DJ Arafat, or Arafat Muana, a disc jockey in “Shangaï” on Princess Street (Rue Princesse, located in Yopougon, Ivory Coast), was an Ivorian DJ and singer, who made music in the Coupé-Décalé genre.
Dj Arafat was really driving at top speed. ???RIP, this is so sad. pic.twitter.com/D2WmiFyaXb
— Rasheed Oluwatosin (@graviiti_) August 12, 2019
Dj Arafat Age
He was 33 years old.
Dj Arafat Parents
Arafat was born in Cocody, Ivory Coast, to his mum, singer Tina Glamour and dad musician Houon Pierre.
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DJ Arafat Wife
Dj Arafat was not married as at the time of his death, however, he had two children with his girlfriend. On an Instagram post on August 2019 just a week before he dies, he posted a photo of himself holding a child with another adjacent to him. The caption which was written in French translates to “My children @mael_life and Rafna❤️ Appointment on August 10 at Yelam’s Hall”
Dj Arafat Career
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He was considered one of the most popular African artists in Francophone countries around the world. DJ Arafat is one of the first musicians in Ivory Coast to obtain 1 million YouTube views in less than a day. He achieved this feat on his song, ‘Moto Moto’.
DJ Arafat came to symbolize the flashy well-dressed lifestyle associated with the music, which features fast percussion, deep bass, and hip-hop-style vocals. He issued 11 albums, mainly of “coupe-decale,” a dance music form combining choppy rhythms with hip-hop-style vocals.
Dj Arafat Death, Dj Arafat Cause of Death
On 12 August 2019, Arafat died in a fatal motorcycle accident in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. His motorcycle was said to have collided with a car on Sunday, August 11, 2019. He was subsequently admitted to a clinic in Abidjan for a skull fracture before eventually dying at around 8 am GMT on 12 August 2019.
— G B (@lafricanaa) August 12, 2019
DJ Arafat, a singer from Ivory Coast with a huge following in francophone Africa, has died after a road accident in Abidjan, the state broadcaster RTI has said.
“Death of artist DJ Arafat … today at 8 am as a result of a road accident overnight,” the broadcaster tweeted on Monday.
According to messages and pictures circulating on social media, he had been driving a motorbike and smashed into a car.
Critically injured, the singer, 33, was taken to an Abidjan hospital, where he later died.
“We are all in shock,” Ickx Fontaine, an Ivorian producer and specialist in hip-hop told the AFP news agency.
“He was a real singer and a drummer … he gave a new breath of life to coupe-decade.”
Later on Monday, around 1,000 fans gathered in front of the hospital in Abidjan’s Cocody suburb where the singer died, weeping and chanting, “Arafat cannot die”.
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