The basketball team recently revealed this via its Twitter page, and Nigerians have been reacting.
According to the team, Sound Sultan deserves the recognition because he saw the day when Nigeria would become a dominant force in global basketball.
NBBF added that it is ironic that the day NIgeria won against Team USA was when he died.
They wrote, “We dedicate the victories against the US & Argentina to the late Olanrewaju Fasasi (Sound Sultan). You saw this day coming when Nigeria would become a dominant force in global basketball. Ironically, the day we won against Team USA was when you gave up the ghost. RIP.”
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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