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Ivorian musician

DJ Arafat is ...

Born 26 Jan 1986 in Abidjan
Died 12 Aug 2019
Age33 years, 6 months
Causetraffic accident
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About DJ Arafat

Ange Didier Houon (26 January 1986 – 12 August 2019), also known as DJ Arafat, or Arafat Muana and by various other stage names, was an Ivorian DJ and singer who made music in the Coupé-Décalé genre. "Dosabado", "Kpangor", "Zoropoto", "Enfant Beni" and "Moto, Moto" were some of his major hits. He was popular in French-speaking Africa. He was awarded the "best artist of the year" at the Coupé-Decalé Awards in the year 2016 and 2017.

He is also known as Ange Didier Houon, Arafat Muana, Yorobo 5500 voltes, Apache 8500 voltes, Sao Tao le dictateur, Commandant Zabra, Zeus D'Afrique, Termistocle, Influemento, Ave Cesar, Beerus Sama and Daishikan.


On 12 August, 2019, Arafat died in hospital after a motorcycle accident in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. His motorcycle was said to have collided with a car in the Angre neighborhood on Sunday, 11 August 2019. He was subsequently admitted to a hospital in Abidjan for a skull fracture before eventually dying at around 8:00 a.m. UTC on 12 August 2019.

After the news of his death spread, on 12 August 2019 around 1,000 of his fans assembled in Cocody suburb near the hospital where he died and mourned his death chanting "Arafat cannot die". Police struggled to manage the crowd gathered in the area. A crowd of his fans also gathered around his house singing some of his hits. Maurice Kouakou Bandaman, the Ivorian Culture Minister condoled his death and announced that a tribute will be held in his honour.