Nigerian singer, Olanrewaju Fasasi, popularly known as Sound Sultan has died at the age of 44 after a battle with cancer.
This was confirmed by Dr. Kayode Fasasi, in a statement disclosed on behalf of the Fasasi family.
The statement reads;
“It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of Multi-talented veteran singer, rapper, songwriter, Onlanrewaju Fasasi a.k.a Sound Sultan.
“He passed away at the age of 44 following a hard-fought battle with Angioimmunoblastic T-cell Lymphoma.
“He is survived by his wife, 3 children, and his siblings. We, his family appreciate the utmost privacy as we come to grips with this tragic loss.”
The late singer was also a songwriter and an actor. He was regarded as one of the pacesetters of modern hip hop music in Nigeria according to Wikipedia.
In 2012, it was announced that Sound Sultan was made a UN Ambassador for Peace for his exemplary lifestyle and career.
Rest in Peace.