Nigerian singer and song writer, Olanrewaju Fasasi popularly known as Sound Sultan is dead.
The Jangbajantis crooner according to a statement released by his family and signed by his sibling Kayode Fasasi, (Baba Dee) stated that the 44-year-old singer died from “a hard-fought battle with Angioimmunoblastic T-Cell Lymphoma”.
His demise came as a shock Sunday morning to the entertainment industry which has elicited tributes from colleagues, friends, and fans across the country.
The former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar in a tweet condoles with the family of the deceased praying for God’s comfort, he wrote, “In the short time Olanrewaju Fasasi, fondly known as Sound Sultan, spent on this side of the divide, he was a role model to many in the world of entertainment. May the devout man of faith and family Rest In Peace. I pray Allah SWT comforts his bereaved family and friends. Ameen.”
Also the U.S. Consulate commiserate with the family of the deceased, “U.S. Consulate Lagos mourns the loss of veteran singer, rapper, & songwriter Olanrewaju Fasasi aka @Soundsultan who inspired many with his advocacy on youth election engagement & non-violence. Our deepest condolences to his family,” it stated.
Also, the Haitian rapper, musician and actor condoles with the family in a tweet, he wrote: Everyone in Nigeria knows I called @soundsultan my cousin I lost a great brother. R.I.P.”
Sound Sultan came into the spotlight in the early 2000’s when he released his first single ‘Jagbajantis’, which became an instant hit in Nigeria.
After independently releasing other singles and featuring in hit songs of other artists, he was signed by Kennis Music where he released four of his total seven albums.
He also produced and acted in the successful comedy movie ‘Head Gone’ in 2014 and in 2018, produced the stage musical ‘Jungle Story’.
Fellow singer, Innocent Idibia’s manager also confirmed the news on his Instagram handle.
He is survived by a wife and three children.