Two weeks after the star of coupé-decalé died in a motorbike accident, more than 100,000 people attended his music tribute which took place yesterday, August 30, 2019.
More importantly, the popular musician and producer will be buried on Saturday, August 31, 2019 in Abidjan.
Organisers of today’s ceremony are expecting at least 100,000 people to flock to the Félix Houphouët-Boigny stadium in Abidjan, which can host a maximum of 40,000.
It follows an online petition calling for the government to grant use of the stadium to enable an appropriate sending off for the hugely popular and influential musician and producer.
It’s worth knowing that six screens will be set up around the stadium to allow crowds to follow the ceremony, which will also be broadcast on screens in neighbourhoods elsewhere in the capital explained Zoumana Bakayoko, member of the organising committee.
The ceremony – a mix of speeches, testimonials and a mega concert – begins at 16h local time and will be rebroadcast live on stateTV. It’s sad but all that management and fans of ghbase.com are saying is RIP, DJ Arafat.
See photos of mourners below;