Nigerian entertainment space has been thrown into a state of mourning after veteran singer, Olanrewaju Ganiu Fasasi aka Sound Sultan was reported dead.
A statement from his brother, Dr. Kayode Fasasi, revealed that Sound Sultan passed on Sunday, July 11, 2021,at the age of 44 after a battling Angioimmunoblastic T-cell lymphoma.
Sound Sultan, born Olanrewaju Abdul-Ganiu Fasasi on November 27, 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.
Sound Sultan is survived by his wife and three children.
Many industry players and music lovers have taken to social media to commensurate with the family and also share some memories they have of the musician.
Reality TV star, Simply Tacha expressed how sad she was, “REST IN PEACE Sound Sultan 🕊️🕊️
Your music was part of my Amazing Childhood Memories. Gosh this is soo sad 💔”
@mrbigiti tweeted: “Words fail me. Rest In Peace Sound Sultan. Thank you for blessing the world with your talent. My sincere condolences to his family. 🕊🙏🏿”
Comedian Mr Mocaronii also wrote, “OMG!!! Rest In Peace Sound Sultan 😭💔 Absolute Legend!!! May God grant his family, his friends and fans worldwide the fortitude to bear this tragic loss”
“Moments like this just make me wonder whether life itself is worth it! Really hoped he was going to come and give us a testimony himself. Kai! Every soul shall taste death. Sound Sultan has tasted his, remaining us. Innalillahi wa Inna ilayhi rajiun May his soul rest in peace!”, @AyoshaYesufo tweeted.
Another said, “Such a sad thing to wake up to, the passing of Sound Sultan. He was a class act through and through. May his soul rest in peace. Love and prayers to everyone he left behind. Terrible news.”