Ivory Coast mourns Dj Arafat, an African icon

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.

« He is not dead, he is in your memory »

Dj Arafat

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.

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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