The final funeral rites of the late Ivorian musician Houon Ange Didier popularly known by the stage name DJ Arafat is currently underway at the Felix Houphouet Boigny stadium in Abidjan.
According to reports, over 200,000 supporters of the coupé-decalé originator are expected in and around the venue of the funeral to mourn with the family.
The tribute concert has attracted some heavyweights in African music including Fally Ipupa, Maître Gims, Davido, Sidiki Diabaté, Koffi Olomide are amongst the stars lined up.
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Direction Stade Félix Houphouët Boigny pour rendre un dernier hommage à Dj Arafat, notre ANGE Didier ??? pic.twitter.com/6c6JpY4xrn
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The event will be attended by President Alassane Ouattara and other political leaders of the West African country. Aside reopening the stadium for the funeral ceremony, the government gave 250,000 USD towards the event .
The talented Coupé-décalé singer died after he was involved in an ugly road accident while riding his power bike.
The fatal accident reportedly took place on Sunday, August 11, and the singer was confirmed dead after he was rushed to the hospital.