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DJ Arafat: Drogba, Gyan, Pepe, others react to death of Ivorian artiste

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Some African stars, such as Didier Drogba, Asamoah Gyan, and Nicholas Pepe, have reacted to the death of the Ivorian artist, Ange Didier Huon, also known as DJ Arafat.

GISTOK had previously reported that DJ Arafat was involved in a traffic accident in Abidjan. Arafat died Monday of injuries at the Polyclinic of the Plateau in Abidjan. His motorcycle crashed into a car driven by a Radio Côte d’Ivoire journalist.

“He was admitted to the emergency room in a vegetative state. I had a skull fracture and edema, ”a doctor at the institution told Jeune Afrique on condition of anonymity. He added that medical teams tried to revive him, but “in vain.”

“I am at the clinic where DJ Arafat was admitted. I can confirm that the artist passed away. I am with the Minister of State Hamed Bakayoko to organize with the family,” said Maurice Bandaman, Minister of Culture and Francophonie of Ivory Coast.

Born in 1986 in Yopougon, a city in western Abidjan, the artist liked to claim new nicknames from “Comandante Zabra” to “Yoruba”; more recently, he even introduced himself as “Leader of Popular China.”

Below are some reactions gathered by GISTOK on Instagram:

@Asamoan Gyan, “RIP @djarafat hmmm life, love.”

@Nicolas Pepe, “Love Love Love Love .. RIP.”

@Didier Drogba, “Love Love Love …”

@Doumbia Seydou “RIP qu ALLAH nous Protege”

@Franck Yannick Kessie, “RIP le DAISHI love Love …”

@Brandrand Traore “RIP L; artiste love @djarafat ”

@Gervinho, “Repose en paix l’artiste @djarafat Personne ne merit de mourrir prématurément, you will live pour toujours à travers ta music 🇨🇮RIP”.