Sound Sultan’s Death Was A loss Not Only To Nigerian Music Industry But Also To The Country As A Whole – Buhari.
President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed his sorrow at the death of Olanrewaju Fasasi, also known as Sound Sultan, a well-known singer and songwriter.
After a long fight with cancer, the singer died on July 11th at the age of 44.
The President said in a statement provided by presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina, that Sound Sultan’s death was a loss not only to the Nigerian music business but to the country as a whole.
The statement partly reads:
“As a celebrated rapper, singer, songwriter, actor, he lived an 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”.
The singer was kind, generous, and passionately enthusiastic about issues in the country, as evidenced by his music and art, and as an avid basketball lover, he made significant contributions to the development of local basketball in the country, according to the President.
The President prayed for the soul of the departed’s eternal repose, as well as divine peace and consolation for his family, friends, and companions.