DJ Arafat

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DJ Arafat
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Background information
Birth nameAnge Didier Houon
Born(1986-01-26)26 January 1986
Cocody, Ivory Coast
Died12 August 2019(2019-08-12) (aged 33)
Abidjan, Ivory Coast

Ange Didier Houon (26 January 1986 – 12 August 2019) also known as DJ Arafat, or Arafat Muana, was an Ivorian DJ and singer.[1] He made music in the Coupé-Décalé genre. Arafat was one of the first musicians living in the Ivory Coast to have one million YouTube views in less than a day. This was because of his song "Moto Moto" became popular.

Death[change | change source]

On 12 August, 2019, Arafat died in a motorcycle crash in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, aged 33.[2][3][4][5]

Albums[change | change source]

Year Title Label
2000 Femmes Obouo Music
2009 Don de Dieu Obouo Music
2010 Gladiator Nouvelle Donne
2011 Faison la fete Obouo Music
2012 Baisboula Areguede World Music
2012 Kpankaka Obouo Productions
2013 Chebeler Obouo Music
2013 Yorogang Vol. 1 Akwaba
2013 Yorogang Vol. 2 Akwaba
2017 Yorogang Monstre Marin Corporation
2018 Renaissance Universal Music Africa

Awards[change | change source]

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2016 Maplôrly WatsUp TV Africa Music Video Award for Best West African Video Won
Concert a Korhogo WatsUp TV Africa Music Video Award for Best African Performance Won[6]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Nigerians top nominees for MTV Africa music awards with Zain 2010". WorldStage. MTV. Archived from the original on 18 July 2011. Retrieved 1 November 2010.
  2. "Top African star dies in motorbike crash, aged 33". BBC News. 2019-08-12. Retrieved 2019-08-12.
  3. "Ivory Coast music star DJ Arafat killed in road crash". France 24. 2019-08-12. Retrieved 2019-08-12.
  4. AfricaNews (2019-08-12). "Famed Ivorian musician, DJ Arafat, dies in motor accident in Abidjan, president Ouattara show his regret on his official Facebook page and many other celebrities around the world". Africanews. Retrieved 2019-08-12.
  5. "Who was DJ Arafat and how did he die?". The Sun. 2019-08-12. Retrieved 2019-08-12.
  6. "Diamond Platnumz, Shatta Wale, Beyonce win big; see full list of winners". Retrieved 12 August 2019.

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