Thousands sign petition for DJ Arafat’s funeral to take place at stadium

Following the death of DJ Arafat, thousands have signed an online petition asking Ivory Coast’s ministry of culture to use the country’s biggest stadium for his funeral.

He died in hospital on Monday morning after he fractured his skull in a motorbike accident in Abidjan on Sunday. He was 33.

The musician, whose real name was Ange Didier Huon, was known as the king of the Ivorian dance music genre coupé-décalé.

More than 65,000 people have signed the petition on change.org asking for the Félix Houphouet Boigny stadium to be used for the funeral.

DJ Arafat was known for his love of motorcycles and featured them in his most recent hit, Moto Moto, that was released in May, which has more than four million YouTube views.

Fellow artists have also been sharing their condolences, including Nigerian star Davido and fellow Ivorian rapper Kaaris.

Source JiveNaija.com
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