DJ Arafat dead – dance music singer, 33, killed in traffic accident in Ivory Coast

DJ Arafat has died in a motorbike crash, according to reports.

The Ivorian dance megastar smashed into a car while out riding his motorcycle in Abidjan, Ivory Coast.

The Moto Moto hitmaker was rushed to a hospital in the city where he died.

He was known for his distinctive “coupé-decalé” dance music that put hip-hop vocals with short, catchy rhythms, garnering “Artist of the Year” for the genre in 2016 and 2017.

Ivorian Culture Minister Maurice Kouakou Bandaman gave his condolences to the 33-year-old's family and fans, adding that he planned to pay homage to his life and career.

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