President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed sadness over the passing of popular Nigerian singer, Olanrewaju Fasasi better known as Sound Sultan.
In a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Chief Femi Adesina, the President noted that the death of the music icon is not only a loss to the Nigerian music industry but to Nigeria as a whole.
President Buhari described the deceased as a kind and generous citizen who was deeply passionate about issues in the country,
The statement read in part,
“Sound Sultan’s demise is not only a loss to the Nigerian music industry, but to the country as a whole. 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 has inspired many young Nigerians in the industry.
“He was kind, generous, and deeply passionate about issues in the country, which reflected in his music and art, and as an avid basketball fan, he made telling contributions to the development of local basketball in the country. The President prays for the eternal repose of the soul of the departed and divine peace and comfort for the family, friends and associates”.
The 44-year-old veteran singer died yesterday died yesterday, July 11th 2021 after battle with cancer and was buried in New Jersey yesterday according to Muslim rites.