DJ Arafat Biography
The death of Ivorian musician DJ Arafat is still a shock to a lot of music lovers world-wide.
A lot of people who doesn’t know him want to know why he’s so popular that top celebrities are paying him tribute? Even people who know him still wants to know more about him.
It is at the back of this that Celebrities Buzz has unearthed detailed information about the unbeatable singer, DJ Arafat.
DJ Arafat real name
His real name is Ange Didier Houon. He has some other nicknames by which most of his associates call him. That name is “Yorobo”. It is one of his popular nicknames that he mentions it in most of his songs.
How did DJ Arafat died?
Arafat was involved in a motorbike accident on Sunday, August 11 2019.
Footage shared on social media has left his fans furious, claiming emergency services were slow to respond.
He was rushed to a local hospital for treatment, but died from his injuries on August 12.
DJ Arafat Mother
The name of DJ Arafat’s mother is Tina Spencer aka Tina Glamour. She was also a musician. She was very popular in the 90s for her pungent lyrics and obscene dances which was widely criticised.
DJ Arafat Father.
His father’s name is Houon Pierre. He’s late. But he was also an artiste.
You can see clearly that music runs in the family.
DJ Arafat wife
The musician’s love life is not well known in the media. However, his love for one lady known as Lady Kee aka Carmen Sama is paramount. Lady Kee is the mother of his children. And they always display their affection on Instagram.
After his death, his wife was seen crying totally dejected.
DJ Arafat Children
The name of his four known children are Mael Houon, Ezekiel Houon, Lachoina Houon, Owen Houon.
DJ Arafat cars.
He simply doesn’t have love for cars even though he has quite a number of them. He owns luxurious BMWs, Benz among other vehicles.
What DJ Arafat loves from his youthful days is motor-bike. So greater part of his money is used in buying more and more efficient and powerful motorbikes.
Just as the popular adage goes, those who live by the sword, dies by the sword. So it’s rather unfortunate Arafat lived by motorbikes and died by a motorbike.
It was through a motorbike accident that his best friend Jonathan died and this inspire the release of one of his biggest songs in his career, “Jonathan”.
DJ Arafat awards
He’s the top leading musician for over 2 decades. No wonder Dede Ayew said “he’s the best of his generation”. His works made him to win countless awards.
He won Best West African Video and Best African Performance at WatsUp TV Africa Music Video Awards 2016.
He also won MTV Africa Music Award for Best Francophone. He got nominations at AFRIMA awards amidst other renowned awards schemes.
Arafat was named best artist of the year at the Coupé-Decalé Awards in 2016 and 2017.
DJ Arafat Date of Birth
He was born on January 26, 1986 at Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire.
DJ Arafat Date of Death
He died on August 12, 2019, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (He was 33 years).
DJ Arafat songs
He’s one of the Ivorian musician of his generation with most hit songs. Some of his popular songs are “Moto Moto”, “Ventripotent“, “ Ma Cherie Coco“, “Dosabado“, “Naughty featuring Davido”, “Touchin Body” and “Jonathan“.
In total, Arafat released 11 albums in his career, with his first released in 2000.
DJ Arafat videos
His music videos always garner massive views on Youtube.
As at the time of his death, he had 569,000 Subscribers on Youtube. A feat which isn’t meager in his part of the world.
DJ Arafat Date of Burial
His funeral was held on 30th and 31st August in Cote D’ivoire. About 30,000+ fans made it to the funeral.
Aside that celebrities such as Davido, Didier Drogba among others were also present.
DJ Arafat national order award of the Republic of Ivory Coast
From his real name Houon Ange Didier, Dj Arafat was posthumously raised to the rank of the National Order of the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire this Friday, August 30 during the funeral of the artist (Arafat Dj ndrl) at the Felix Houphouet Boigny stadium in Abidjan.
The National Order of the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire is an Ivorian honorary order created in 1960 to reward personal merit and outstanding service to the Nation. This is the highest order in the country.
DJ Arafat Funeral
The musician’s funeral wasn’t that successful. Everything was beautiful and nice until some uncouth fans removed his body from his grave.
DJ Arafat’s children also paid him tribute.