He recently had his say via a statement released by presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina, and Nigerians have been reacting.
According to him, Sound Sultan’s demise is not just a loss to the Nigerian music industry, it is a loss to Nigeria as a whole.
PMB added that the deceased definitely lived an exemplary life, achieved several milestones in his career, and contributed greatly to the development of Nigerian music.
His words, “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.”
Sound Sultan (born Olanrewaju Fasasi on November 27, 1976) is a Nigerian rapper, singer, songwriter, actor, comedian and recording artist. He is regarded as one of the pacesetters of modern hip hop music in Nigeria.
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’s career in show business started in the 1990s, when he hosted shows to raise money for studio sessions.
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.
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