Sound Sultan was a Nigerian rapper, singer, songwriter, actor, comedian, and recording artist.
He was regarded as one of the pacesetters of modern hip-hop music in Nigeria.
He was notable for using his music to speak against poverty, corruption, bad governance, and societal ills in Nigeria.
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Burial Of Late Nigerian Veteran Singer/Song Writer Sound Sultan.
God Rest His Soul In A Plesant Peace.
The burial of late hip hop Star, Lanre Fasasi #SoundSultan is currently ongoing in New Jersey according to Islamic rites
The family, in a statement, said Sound Sultan died on Sunday of Angioimmunoblastic T-cell Lymphoma.
Angioimmunoblastic T-cell lymphoma (AITL) is a rare form of non-Hodgkin lymphoma,
which is a group of related malignancies (cancers) that affect the lymphatic system (lymphomas).
His relative, Kayode Fasasi, who signed the statement, said Sound Sultan passed on after a “hard-fought battle” with the ailment.
His brother and musician, Baba Dee, in an Instagram post on Sunday written in Arabic, said: “To Allah, we belong and to Him, we shall return.”
He is survived by a wife, three children, and his siblings.
In May, several reports that the talented singer was diagnosed with throat cancer surfaced online.
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Sound Sultan Biography
Olanrewaju Fasasi, who is popularly known by his fans as, Sound Sultan,
was born on the 27th of November, 1976, in Jos, Plateau, Nigeria,
to Mr Fasasi Liadi Alarape and Mrs Fasasi Adeyinka Ajarat.
He is the fourth of six children.
From 1981 – 1987, Sound Sultan attended Stepping Stone Nursery and Primary School.
After which he proceeded to the Federal Government College Ogbomosho for his Secondary education from 1988 –1993.
he went on to obtain a degree in geography and regional planning from the Lagos State University (LASU) in 1999.
Sound Sultan is married to Chichi Morah, now Farida Fasasi, and they are blessed with three children.
The veteran singer started developing an interest in music in 1991.
He started with writing lyrics and miming at school parties. Sound Sultan gives his elder brother,
Baba Dee the credit for his early interest in music.
Baba Dee studied theatre arts, so Sound Sultan received most of his early-stage experience from him.
After secondary school, Sound Sultan learned how to play the guitar and joined a band in 1999.
He started his show business career in 1996 when he hosted shows to raise money for studio sessions.
In 1999, he emerged winner of several local talent-hunt shows and released his first single Jagbajantis in 2000.
Jagbajantis became a major hit in Nigeria, so he continued releasing singles and also featured in hit songs of other artists.
After a while, Kennis Music signed him.
Before his contract with Kennis Music expired in 2007, he had already released four albums with them.
On leaving Kennis music, he partnered with Baba Dee to start Naija Ninjas.
Naija Ninjas is a parent company for a record label,
production outfit, and clothing line.
Although Sound Sultan commenced his music career as a rapper,
he later diversified into different music genres.
He sings R&B, Afrobeat, Soul, and Fuji.
Sound Sultan believes music artists should not be judged based on their music genre,
because the message of the song is the most important thing.
In 2009, Sound Sultan married his long-term girlfriend Chichi Morah, now known as Farida Fasasi from the Igbo ethnic group.
The couple has three children.
On May 12, 2021, It was reported that Sound Sultan was somewhere in America where he was receiving treatment in form of chemotherapy as the musician was reportedly diagnosed with throat Lymphoma Cancer.
He died July 11, 2021 at the age of 44 as a result of the illness.
Sound Sultan Is Survived By His Wife,3 Kids And His Siblings.
MAY HIS SOUL REST IN PEACE.
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