Ivorian superstar DJ Arafat was laid to rest at a local cemetery in Abidjan after a befitting burial ceremony
However, confusion broke after some overzealous fans of the singer stormed the cemetery to open the tomb and remove his casket to affirm his demise
In a video making rounds on social media, fans of the Ivorian star are seen taking photos after they removed the casket from the grave and opened it
Some overzealous fans of Ivorian superstar DJ Arafat have left many completely shocked after hundreds of them flocked a local cemetery to break the singer’s tomb to confirm his death.
The 33-year-old DJ, born Ange Didier Huon, died on August 12, 2019, after sustaining a fractured skull in a motorbike accident.
DJ Arafat was given a befitting burial on Saturday morning, August 31, 2019, after which chaotic scenes ensued owing to a group of young people who stormed the cemetery to dig out the singer’s body to be certain he was actually dead.
In a video making rounds on social media, fans of the Ivorian star are seen in disturbing scenes with the opened casket containing the singer’s remains.
Some fans also made videos and took photos of the late singer’s corpse.
DJ Arafat became one of the most popular African musicians in the Francophone world and had been referred to as the “king” of coupé-décalé (cut and run), an Ivorian form of dance music.
The musical genre was birth in the early 2000s during Ivory Coast’s civil war and stressed that young people still wanted to have fun despite the conflict.
The singer was also popular for his love of motorcycles and featured them in his most recent hit, Moto Moto, released in May 2019, which has had more than five million YouTube views.
He released 11 albums over his 15-year career, and was named best artist of the year at the Coupé-Decalé Awards in 2016 and 2017.
He has also been posthumously nominated for two All Africa Music Awards.
Meanwhile, our source reported earlier that Hundreds and thousands of fans assembled in Ivory Coast capital Abidjan to pay tribute to popular musician DJ Arafat who died in a motorcycle accident earlier in August 2019.
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