DJ Arafat Biography – DJ Arafat Wiki
DJ Arafat real name Ange Didier Houon, was an Ivorian DJ and singer. He got his start as a DJ in Yopougon, Abidjan.
He was considered one of the most popular African artists in Francophone countries around the world. DJ Arafat was one of the first musicians living in the Ivory Coast to have achieved one million YouTube views in less than a day. He accomplished this feat with his song, “Moto Moto”.
He received accolades for his work, being named best artist of the year at the Coupé-Decalé Awards in 2016 and 2017. He also won two WatsUp TV Africa Music Video Awards in 2016.
DJ Arafat Age
He was born on 26 January 1986 in Cocody, Ivory Coast. He died on 12 August 2019 in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. He was 33 years old.
DJ Arafat Parents, Family
DJ Arafat’s parents are Tina Glamour, a singer, and the deceased musician and sound engineer Houon Pierre. Arafat’s dad died in 2012.
DJ Arafat Wife
Arafat was not married.
DJ Arafat Children
Arafat had two children with his girlfriend.
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DJ Arafat Death – DJ Arafat Accident
On 12 August, 2019, Arafat died in a motorcycle accident in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. His motorcycle was said to have collided with a car on Sunday, August 11, 2019. He was subsequently admitted to a clinic in Abidjan for a skull fracture before eventually dying at around 8 am GMT on 12 August 2019.
The state broadcaster RTI tweeted news of the death, writing, “Death of the artist DJ ARAFAT by his real name Houon Ange Didier this Monday, August 12 at 8 am, following a traffic accident that occurred on the night of Sunday, August 11 in Abidjan.”
DJ Arafat’s spokesman Yves Roland Jay Jay also confirmed his untimely death to CNN. “He was involved in an accident in the Angre neighborhood and later died in hospital. He died at 8:10 am this morning. He was Ivory Coast’s best musician.”
Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara offered a tribute to DJ Arafar on Facebook. Ouattara wrote on Facebook: “It is with great sadness that I learned of the premature passing of Houon Ange Didier ‘DJ Arafat’ Youth Icon and ambassador for Ivorian music and culture. I extend my sincere condolences to his mother, his children, his biological and artistic families as well as to all his fans. My prayers are with them during this painful ordeal.”
Ivorian defense minister, Hamed Babayoko, said on Facebook, “That’s right. The sad news is a reality. “DJ Arafat”, my son is gone. I personally fell down on his remains this morning. I am deeply saddened. This is a heavy loss for African culture. I address my prayers for the rest of his soul. I present my condolences To his mom, her children, and his whole family, To us his fans, As well as to all ivorians. His book and his memory will forever remain engraved in our memories. Goodbye, the artist! Goodbye Didier! R.I.P. R.I.P.”
Ivory Coast Culture Minister Maurice Kouakou Bandaman has expressed his condolences in a statement and said a tribute would be organised to honour the musician.
DJ Arafat Cause of Death
DJ Arafat’s cause of death was a traffic collision.
DJ Arafat Death Video
DJ Arafat’s death video in the tweet below appears to show the moment the motorcycle Arafat was riding when it collided with a car.
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DJ Arafat Net Worth
Information about DJ Arafat’s net worth is being updated.
DJ Arafat Songs
- Moto Moto
- Tapis vélo
- Je Veux Realiser
- Enfant béni
- Hommage à Jonathan
- Pour les potos
- C’est moi
- Faut chercher pour toi
- Frapper naboula
- Pandou Koule
- Mouvement Patata
- Lebede 2
- Gagne Temps
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