The famous singer Ange Didier Huron born January 26, 1986 popularly known as DJ Arafat, or Arafat Muana in Ivory Coast, was the victim of a serious traffic accident in Abidjan on the night of August 11th by around 11pm and reportedly died 8am this morning the 12th of August. According to messages and pictures circulating the internet, he had been driving a motorbike and smashed into a car driven by a journalist from Radio Côte d’Ivoire. The shock is violent, as evidenced by the images of the machine completely destroyed broadcast on social media. Critically injured, he was taken to an Abidjan hospital, where he later died while the hit journalist from Radio Côte d’Ivoire is still hospitalized. She would be out of danger now but remains under observation.
The Ivorian singer had issued 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 singer.