The untimely death of Dj Arafat caused shock and sadness – not only in Ivory Coast but across the music community in Africa.
After the news report from 36ng that Dj Arafat, whose birth name was Ange Didier Houon died in a road crash, many African stars, including Didier Drogba, Asamoan Gyan and Nicholas Pepe, have reacted to the death of Ivorian artiste, Ange Didier Huon, aka DJ Arafat.
Arafat died from injuries on Monday at the Polyclinique des Deux Plateaux in Abidjan.
His motorcycle crashed into a car driven by a Radio Côte d’Ivoire journalist.
“He was admitted to the emergency room in a vegetative state. He had a skull fracture and oedema,” a doctor from the institution told Jeune Afrique on condition of anonymity.
He added that the medical teams tried to revive him, but “in vain”.
“I’m at the clinic where DJ Arafat was admitted. I can confirm that the artist has passed away. I am with Minister of State Hamed Bakayoko to organize with the family,” said Maurice Bandaman, Ivorian Minister of Culture and Francophonie.
Born in 1986 in Yopougon, a town in western Abidjan, the artist liked to claim new nicknames from “Commander Zabra” to “Yorobo” – more recently, he even introduced himself as “Leader of People’s China”.
Below are some reactions gathered by DAILY POST on Instagram:
@Asamoan Gyan, “RIP @djarafat hmmm life, love.”
@Nicolas Pepe, “Love Love Love Love.. RIP”
@Didier Drogba, “Love Love Love….”
@Doumbia Seydou “RIP qu ALLAH nous Protege”
@Franck Yannick Kessie, “RIP le DAISHI love Love…”
@Bertrand Traore “RIP L; artiste love @djarafat”
@Gervinho, “Repose en paix l’artiste @djarafat Personne ne mérite de mourrir prématurément, tu vivras pour toujours à travers ta music 🇨🇮RIP.”