Ivorian Singer DJ Arafat dies after Motor Bike accident

Popular Ivorian singer, DJ Arafat was confirmed dead after he was involved in  a road accident in Abidjan, the state broadcaster RTI said on Monday.

It tweeted, “Death of artist DJ Arafat… today at 8am as a result of a road accident overnight.”

According to messages and pictures circulating on social media, he had been driving a motorbike and smashed into a car. Critically injured, he was taken to an Abidjan hospital, where he later died.

He released 11 albums, mainly of “coupe-decale” — a dance music form combining choppy rhythms with hip-hop-style vocals.

Ivorian Culture Minister Maurice Kouakou Bandaman expressed his condolences and said a tribute would be organised to honour the musician.

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He was aged 33.

Source: AFP

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