Ivory Coast mourns Dj Arafat, an African icon
Death at 33 years old, the singer of offbeat coupe, Ange Didier Houon, aka Dj Arafat, died on August 11 of a motorcycle accident in the night from Sunday to Monday.
His death created a shock wave that shocked Cote d’Ivoire and all African countries.
Despite his escapades and his talent, Dj Arafat has touched the hearts of millions of people with his hectic music.
On August 31, 2019, Dj Arafat was honored at the Félix-Houphouët-Boigny stadium, which welcomed more than 34,000 people. From 10 am until the next morning , fans and family will gather.
Direction Stade Félix Houphouët Boigny pour rendre un dernier hommage à Dj Arafat, notre ANGE Didier 💔😭🙏 pic.twitter.com/6c6JpY4xrn
— Life Magazine (@LifeMagazine_CI) 30 août 2019
« He is not dead, he is in your memory »
This symbolic sentence of Dj Arafat, in the song Tribute to Jonathan makes sense today, cat Arafat has marked the African popular memory. Since the news of his death, his fans nicknamed “the Chinese” continue to pay tribute to the motorcycle artist.
Numerous personalities like Koffi Olomide, Tina Glamor (his mother), Davido, Serge Beynaud, Fally Ipupa and many others have come to attend his funeral.
Fally Ipupa qui depose sa fleur auprès du cercueil de Dj Arafat.🥀🙏🏾
Merci pour tous Yorobo Dj Arafat tous l’afrique est en deuil ! 🇨🇮🇨🇩✝️🌍 pic.twitter.com/gzfy98CmSj
— MARTENS🇨🇩🧡 (@Jennsmartens) 29 août 2019
R.I.P. L’#Artiste 💔.. DJ #Arafat, Yahweh a donné Yahweh a repris 😭.. Tu étais un grand et tu le resteras à jamais.. La #Chine force à toi 💪🏾🙏🏾 #HommageADjArafat #hommageDJArafat #Koffi #Davido etc.. 👏🏾 Vive l’#Afrique 💝 pic.twitter.com/1eLOgHsEF8
— Michel Osako (@MichelOsako) 31 août 2019
“The government of Ivory Coast says its infinite gratitude to DJ Arafat, whose real name is Ange Didier Houon, for his immense contribution to the artistic influence and cultural influence of our country. The government allows us to decorate it posthumously in the national order of cultural merit, “said Ivorian Minister of Culture Maurice Bandaman.
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