33-year-old Ivorian artist DJ Arafat di£s, singer Davido mourns

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Ivorian musician Houon Ange Didier popularly known by the stage name DJ Arafat has died following a traffic accident.

According to posts on social media, Ange Dider Huon, known by his stage name DJ Arafat, had been driving his motorcycle and hit a car. He was reportedly taken to an Abidjan hospital, where he died.

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Reacting to the unfortunate news, hundreds of internet users across the continent took to their respective social media platforms to mourn the untimely death of the celebrated music star.

Also reacting the news of DJ Arafat’s death, Nigerian singer David Adeleke popularly known as Davido, shared two different posts on micro blogging platform Twitter.

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He was a popular recording artist in francophone countries, especially on the African continent, releasing a total of 11 albums during his career.

DJ Arafat was known for his distinctive “coupé-decalé” dance music that put hip-hop vocals with short, catchy rhythms, garnering “Artist of the Year” for the genre in 2016 and 2017.

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