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Popular Ivorian singer, DJ Arafat is dead

13 August 2019

Social media has been thrown into a state of shock after news trickled in yesterday- August 12 that Ivorian biggest music export, DJ Arafat has kicked the bucked after he rammed his motorcycle into a auto in Abidjan, killing him instantly.

The artist died as a result of serious injuries he sustained during the accident.

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According to information and photos circulating on social networks, DJ Arafat was riding a motorcycle when he rammed into a auto. Fellow Ivory Coat musician Ickx Fontaine told AFP that the country was in shock.

Ivorian Culture Minister Maurice Kouakou Bandaman gave his condolences to DJ Arafat's family and fans, adding that he planned to pay homage to his life and career.

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AFP reporters at the Abidjan hospital where he died said that within hours of the reports being shared, around 1,000 fans had gathered outside, weeping and chanting "Arafat can not die". His mother was a well-known singer and his father a prominent sound engineer, one music manager said.

"He had a natural charisma", said Ozone, a hip hop producer and television host.

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Popular Ivorian singer, DJ Arafat is dead