Cote d’Ivoire’s DJ Arafat Dies After Being Involved In A Motorcycle Accident

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Ivorian musician DJ Arafat, one of the country’s most popular music exports, has died.

Arafat died after being involved in an accident whilst on a motorbike.

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According to reports, he smashed his motorbike into a car and died in the resulting crash.

Ivorian state broadcaster RTI announced the sad news, tweeting out: “Death of artist DJ Arafat… today at 8am as a result of a road accident overnight,”

33-year-old Arafat was a leading force in “coupe-decale” — a dance music form combining choppy rhythms with hip-hop-style vocals.

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His most popular songs include ‘Moto Moto’, which earned a million YouTube views in less than a day.

May he rest in peace.

Source: GhanaCelebrities.Com

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