Ghana striker Asamoah Gyan joins African football icons to mourn Ivorian singer DJ Arafat

Published on: 13 August 2019

Ghana striker Asamoah Gyan has joined a tall list of top African footballers to pay tribute to late Ivorian singer DJ Arafat. 

The 33-year-old music star died after a ghastly road accident in Abidjan.

And former Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan has joined top African football stars including DidierDrogba, Emmanuel Adebayor and Nicholas Pepe to pay tribute to the young musician.

"RIP @djarafat hmmm life." Gyan wrote on instragram.

Born in Abidjan in 1986, DJ Arafat -- real name Ange Didier Huon -- had a massive audience in French-speaking western and central African countries.

He issued 11 albums, mainly of "coupe-decale" -- a dance music form combining rapid percussion, choppy rhythms with hip hop-style vocals.

DJ Arafat was named "Best Artist of the Year" at the Ivorian "Coupe-decale" Awards in 2016 and 2017.

He was born in the music world. His mother was a well-known singer and his father a prominent sound engineer, one music manager said. He started as a DJ in Yopougon, one of Abidjan's night-life districts.

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