President Muhammadu Buhari, has mourned the death of reputable singer and songwriter, Olanrewaju Fasasi, popularly known as Sound Sultan who died on Sunday, 11th of July, 2021 after a battle with cancer at the age of 44, and has since been buried in New Jersey, according to Islamic rite.
In a statement released by presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina, the President noted that Sound Sultan’s demise was not only a loss to the Nigerian music industry, but to the country as a whole.
He also said that the late musician, lived exemplary life, achieved several milestones in his career and contributed greatly to the development of the Nigerian music and entertainment industry through his artistic genius, creativity and talent, which have inspired many young Nigerians in the industry.
Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu also expressed his sadness via a post on his Instagram page. He said, “The news of the passing away of talented musical artiste, Olanrewaju Fasasi is a painful one.
As an established pop star, he was a bundle of talent, and used his God-given gifts in music, acting and sports to advance the course of humanity.
Sound Sultan will be sorely missed by his family, friends, fans and the Nigerian entertainment industry as one of the pacesetters of modern hip hop music in Nigeria.
Beyond just singing, the late star was notable for using his music to speak against poverty, corruption, bad governance and societal ills in Nigeria.
I commiserate with his wife, children and all his loved ones on behalf of the government and people of Lagos State and I pray that God grants him eternal rest.”