The life and death of DJ Arafat

The life and death of DJ Arafat

Was it fate or just mere carelessness? Well, DJ Arafat never imagined his famous motorbike would be the one to take him out of this world. Could the death of DJ Arafat be avoided, or was it meant to be?

Dj Arafat

Image:, @djarafat
Source: Instagram

Ange Didier was born on the 26th January 1986, in Cocody, Cote d’Ivoire. His musical blood flows down from both his parents. His mother is Singer Tina Glamour while his father is Musician Houon Pierre.

DJ Arafat profile summary

  • Full name: Ange Didier Houon
  • Nickname: DJ Arafat, Yorobo, Le Yorobo, Yorobo 5500volts
  • Date of Birth: 26th January 1986
  • Place of birth: Cocody, Cote d’Ivoire
  • Parents: Tina Glamour, Houon Pierre
  • Occupation: Musician, DJ
  • Spouse: Carmen
  • Children: Ezekiel Houon, Owen Houon, Male Houon, and Lachoina Houon
  • Age: 33 years
  • Date of death: August 12th, 2019
  • Cause of death: Motorbike accident
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Didier was not married but had a girlfriend. Together with his spouse Carmen, they have two children, Male Houon and Lachoina Houon. The other two boys, Ezekiel Houon and Owen Houon, are still his children but not sired with his spouse Carmen.


DJ Arafat has five siblings, namely:

  1. TV3 DJ
  2. Frank Olivier Prince Houon
  3. Marie Emmanuelle Houon
  4. Severin Houon
  5. Yves Raymond Houon


During his life, he had several albums under his name. We have listed some of his notable music albums done during years in his musical career.

  • The urban pulse, Vol 24
  • Afrotrap, Vol 1
  • The Urban pulse, Vol 8
  • Afrotrap
  • Ivoire bling bling
  • Work out 2015
  • Les succès du Koupé - D.k.lé
  • Commandant Zabra
  • Femmes
  • Kpankaka
  • Gladiator
  • Renaissance
  • Yorogang


Ange had a successful music career and had several accolades under his name. Some of the awards include:

  1. MTV Africa Music Award for Best Francophone
  2. MTV Awards 2015
  3. Kora Awards
  4. WatsUp TV Africa Music Video Awards
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DJ Arafat worked with several production houses in his single releases. Some of the notable unique hits include:

  • African Tonik (2008) he featured Mokobe, Mohamed Lamine and Mory Kante
  • Gladiator
  • Digital
  • Gbinchin Pintin
  • 2 Matin 3le oir
  • Sao Tao
  • Yele Yele
  • Hymne Officiel des Elephants pour Orange foot
  • Enfant béni
  • Faut Chercher Pour Toi
  • Agbangnan
  • Mouvement Patata
  • Eto Files
  • Je Gagne Temps
  • Maplorly
  • Dosabado
  • Tapis Vélo Afro Trap
  • Moto Moto

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Events before DJ Arafat death

Videos of events that occurred before the accident have already filled the social sites. One, in particular, shows him performing stunts on his motorbike. The video was posted just a few hours later after his death.

In another video, the Ivorian star can be seen though not clearly, speeding on the road only to hit a car that had just joined the main highway. From this CCTV video, it can be deduced that DJ Arafat was highly speeding.

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DJ Arafat lay lifeless on the ground after the accident. The impact was so intense to the point that the superbike was destroyed to near completion. The bike was torn into pieces, and one could imagine the state of the rider by the debris left after the fatal accident.

The car that was involved in the accident belongs to Denise Laffafiette. The substantial damage caused during the accident can be visibly seen. Denise was in the vehicle, and she is still hospitalized. Ivorian “life” Magazine has noted that she is out of danger but under medical observation.

Condolence messages

Dj Arafat

Image:, @djarafat
Source: Twitter

Heartfelt condolences have been sent out to bereave the family of the late DJ Arafat. Several high profile figures have sent their messages on social sites as a sign of mourning the Ivorian star. They include President Alassane Ouattara, Defense Minister Hamed Babayoko, Didier Drogba, Burna boy, Diamond Platnumz, Majid MichelAsamoah Gyan, and Emmanuel Adebayor.

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Several people are blaming Denise for causing the accident, but if properly investigated, the real culprit in this situation is DJ Arafat. If the bike were ridden at a reasonable speed then, he would have been able to brake and avoid the car or rather safely navigate to a different lane.

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