DJ Arafat
DJ Arafat

DJ Arafat has Died

DJ Arafat, a popular Ivorien entertainer died on Monday August 12, after being involved in a motorcycle accident and subsequently rushed to the hospital on Sunday August 11.

The “coupe-décalé” star died as a result of the injuries he sustained from the accident at a hospital in Abidjan.

It was learnt that his motorcycle was hit by a car driven by a journalist from Radio Côte d’Ivoire. DJ Arafat was unconscious while being rushed to the hospital and sadly didn’t survive the incident.

According to messages and photos circulating on social networks, he was riding a motorcycle when he hit a car in the night.

The singer-songwriter was born on January 26, 1986 in the popular district of Yopougon, in the Ivorian economic capital Abidjan. He made his name in 2003 thanks to his title “Tribute to Jonathan”, from his first album.

DJ Arafat

He won the Best Francophone Award at the 2015 MAMAs, and was nominated for Best African Act at the 2015 MTV EMA.

The Ivorian Minister of Culture Maurice Kouakou Bandaman presented “his condolences to the family and music lovers,” adding that arrangements will be made for “a tribute to the artist,” according to a statement released by the RTI.

Several celebrities including Davido have also mourned the death of DJ Arafat.


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Eugene Nyavor

Written by Eugene Nyavor

Eugene Nyavor is the Founding Editor at Gh Links. A well bred journalist with a flair for entertainment, society and arts, He loves covering events and reporting personalities for the public consumption.

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