Davido in reaction to the news took to his official Tweeter handle and paid tribute to Arafat.
He posted an old picture of himself and Arafat while professing his love for the late artist with the caption, “RIP Yorobo. I love you”.
Born in Abidjan in 1986, DJ Arafat — real name Ange Didier Huon — was avidly followed in French-speaking western and central African countries.
He issued 11 albums, mainly of “coupe-decale” — a dance music form combining choppy rhythms with hip-hop-style vocals.
Ivorian Culture Minister Maurice Kouakou Bandaman expressed his condolences and said a tribute would be organised to honour the musician.