The African music industry was thrown into mourning on Monday following the death of Ivorian disk jockey Ange Didier Huon popularly known as DJ Arafat.
WuzupNaija reports that DJ Arafat, 33, died on Monday following a motorbike accident he was involved in on Sunday night in Abidjan, the capital of Côte D’Ivoire.
Since the announcement of his demise, tributes have been pouring in from his colleagues in the music industry and fans on social media.
Nigerian singer David Adeleke popularly known as Davido led the pack of mourners as he took to his Instagram and Twitter pages to pay tribute to the late singer.
😢😢😢 RIP YOROBO I LOVE YOU! ❤️❤️ pic.twitter.com/4rXY07RK1L
— Davido (@iam_Davido) August 12, 2019
Yemi Alade also took to her verified Twitter handle to mourn Arafat and described the late singer as a legend.
— 🤜🏾 #WOMANOFSTEEL 🤛🏾 (@yemialadee) August 12, 2019
Burna Boy tweeted:
Just heard the sad news about “Dj Arafat”. Prayers up to his family at this sad time. 🕯
— Burna Boy (@burnaboy) August 12, 2019
J Martins also tweeted:
— J Martins (@Realjmartins) August 12, 2019
See other reactions:
Where do you start on DJ Arafat’s impact on ivorian music and african pop culture? From the sound, to the dance steps, to the use of social media, to how he deeply connected with the masses… But first of all, is he really dead? I’m in denial. I mean.
— Puff Mammy. (@PaolaAudrey) August 12, 2019
Africa has Lost One of its Greatest DJ’s 🕯
— Diagbon Wisdom #BBNaija (@Infodowieblue) August 12, 2019
DJ Arafat the king of coupe decale is no more , RIP DJ Arafat 😭💔🙏 pic.twitter.com/GAQHTsZK8Z
— AK ⚡ (@_I_Am_AK_) August 12, 2019
Damn y’all…DJ Arafat was one of my favorite Ivorian DJs and musicians. Can’t believe he’s actually gone. Y’all out here acting like I Geoff can believe DJ Arafat is actually gone. pic.twitter.com/0I8BRs93TC
— Geoff “6” Blues (@TheGeoff6Blues) August 12, 2019