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Popular Nigerian singer, Olanrewaju Fasasi, popularly known as Sound Sultan, has died at the age of 44.
In a statement on Sunday signed by his brother, Kayode Fasasi, the family said that Sound Sultan died after a battle with cancer.

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.

Cause of Sound Sultan’s death


Sound Sultan 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.

A brief history about the Legend
Sound Sultan’s music career started in 1991. He has worked in different musical genres from R&B to Afrobeat, soul and Nigerian Fuji music. He released his first single “Jagbajantis” in 2000 which became a massive hit in Nigeria.

After independently releasing other singles and featuring in hit songs of other artists, he was signed by Kennis Music before moving to Naija Ninjas which he started with Baba Dee.

In 2012, it was announced that Sound Sultan was made a UN Ambassador for Peace for his exemplary lifestyle and career.

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Everything you need to know about Sound Sultan

Sound Sultan, born Olanrewaju Fasasi 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’s Early Life

In 1991, he had taken an interest in music, miming at school parties and writing his own lyrics. He attributes his early influence to his elder brother Baba Dee who studied theatre arts, and received most of his early stage experience through Baba Dee. He started learning how to play the guitar after his secondary school education and was in a band by 1999.

👉🏿Sound Sultan Career

Sound Sultan’s career in show business started in the 1990s, when he hosted shows to raise money for studio sessions.

By 1999, he had won numerous local talent-hunt shows. He released his first single “Jagbajantis” in 2000, which was a hit in Nigeria. After independently releasing other singles and featuring in hit songs of other artists, he was signed by Kennis Music.

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Under Kennis Music, he released four albums. By 2007, his contract with the label expired and he partnered with Baba Dee to start Naija Ninjas, a parent organization for a record label, production outfit and clothing line.

After starting as a rapper, he has worked in different musical genres from R&B to Afrobeat, soul and Nigerian Fuji music.

He has said that artists shouldn’t be judged on the genre in which they perform, that the important thing is the message conveyed in the music.

Under Naija Ninjas, he released Back From The Future (2010) and signed artists such as Karma Da Rapper, Young GreyC, Shawn and Blacka.

Sound Sultan began a working relationship with Wyclef Jean when featured alongside 2face Idibia and Faze on “Proud to be African” from Wyclef’s Welcome to Haiti: Creole 101 album. They have collaborated on two other projects: “King of My Country” (2009) and “People Bad” (2012).

In 2012, it was announced that Sound Sultan was made a UN Ambassador for Peace for his exemplary lifestyle and career.

In 2015, Sound Sultan released the rap single “Remember” after a long absence from the music scene.

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After the fallout of the African Basketball League, Sound Sultan joined forces with the organizers of the Continental Basketball League to become a team owner of Lagos City Stars (the 2017 champions) and a facilitator of the league entertainment.

Sound Sultan featured on Honorebel’s 2019 single “Bridal” with Joe El.

👉🏿Sound Sultan Personal Life

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.

👉🏿 Sound Sultan Sickness & Death

On 12th of May, 2021, It was reported that Sound Sultan is somewhere in America where he is receiving treatment in form of chemotherapy as the musician was reportedly diagnosed with throat cancer. Unfortunately, he died July 11, 2021 at the age of 44 as a result of the illness.

👉🏿Discography

🔹Kpseeeeeeew (2001)

🔹Textbook (2004)

🔹Naija 007 (2007)

🔹SS4 (2008)

🔹Back to The future (2010)

🔹Me, My Mouth and Eye (2012)

🔹Out of The Box (2016)

👉🏿Awards & Nominations

2012 The Headies Award for Album of the Year (Back From The Future) (nominated).

May his soul rest in power!

Olamide Oladele by name also a student of Federal University Oye Ekiti studying Computer Science. I’m a passionate blogger that loves reading and writing, business minded with solution to complete financial tips. Welcome to www.slideup.com.ng

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