Ivorian singer DJ Arafat, 33 dies in traffic accident

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Nigerian singer and songwriter, David Adeleke, popularly known as Davido on Monday joined music fans to mourn popular Cote D'Ivore singer, DJ Arafat who died in a road accident in Abidjan.

Social media has been thrown into a state of shock after news trickled in yesterday- August 12 that Ivorian biggest music export, DJ Arafat has kicked the bucket after he rammed his motorcycle into a auto in Abidjan, killing him instantly.

Celebrated Coupe-Decale pioneer DJ Arafat is dead.

According to state broadcaster RTI, DJ Arafat was riding his motorcycle when he smashed into a auto.

DJ Arafat was a motorbike enthusiast and many at time he would pull stunts on the road. He had a skull fracture and oedema.

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DJ Arafat earned himself global fame and had established himself as the undisputed king of the offbeat dance sound.

He issued 11 albums, mainly of "coupe-decale" - a dance music form combining rapid percussion, choppy rhythms with hip hop-style vocals.

"Pls tell me it's not true. Not my brother! God why!" he tweeted.

Former Premier League star Asamoah Gyan wrote: RIP @djarafat hmmm life.

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