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Côte d’Ivoire: DJ Arafat, the king of the coupé-décalé, is lifeless

The much-beloved artist who was the champion of the coupé-décalé sound has handed away.

As a Sufferer of a bike accident on the evening of Sunday 11 to Monday 12 August in Abidjan, the Ivorian artist Ange Didier Huon – alias DJ Arafat – died from his accidents in a clinic in Abidjan, in keeping with a number of Ivorian official sources, together with Maurice Bandaman, the Ivorian Minister of Tradition.

The star of the “coupé-décalé” died on Monday, August 12 at the Polyclinique des Deux Plateaux in Abidjan. The artist died because of his accidents after a critical highway accident that occurred throughout the evening from Sunday to Monday.

His bike crashed into a car driven by a Radio Côte d’Ivoire journalist. The singer, unconscious, was shortly taken into care and admitted to intensive care. Sadly, he didn’t survive.

“He was admitted to the emergency room in a vegetative state. He had a cranium fracture and oedema,” a physician from the establishment informed Jeune Afrique, on situation of anonymity. The medical groups tried to revive him, “in useless”.

Two Ivorian authorities ministers, who visited the artist’s bedside, confirmed the dying of Jeune Afrique, in addition to a senior official posted in Abidjan. “I’m on the clinic the place DJ Arafat was admitted. I can verify that the artist has handed away. I’m with Minister of State Hamed Bakayoko to arrange with the household,” mentioned Maurice Bandaman, Ivorian Minister of Tradition and Francophonie.

The knowledge was additionally confirmed on the antennas of RTI, the Ivorian public channel, in its 1 pm information bulletin.

In’salfo, the chief of the Magic System group, additionally went to the hospital.

The undisputed king of the “coupé-décalé”, DJ Arafat – whose actual identify is Ange Didier Huon – earned himself a global repute and has established himself because the undisputed boss of the offbeat dance sound. He sometimes had a tough repute, due to recurring clashes with different coupé-décalé artists.

Born in 1986 in Yopougon, a city in western Abidjan, the artist favored to say ever new nicknames, from “Commander Zabra” to “Yorobo” – extra lately, he even launched himself as “Chief of Individuals’s China”.

Tragically ironic, his newest single – which beats data on YouTube with 4.5 million views since its launch final Could – known as “Moto-Moto”.

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