Nigerians Mourns As Popular Singer Sound Sultan Dies At 44.
Olanrewaju Fasasi, also known as Sound Sultan, a prominent Nigerian rapper, has died of throat cancer in the United States of America.
The 44- year- old Jagbajantis singer passed away after a fight with throat cancer.
According to reports, the musician, who is most known for his song Mathematics, had already begun treatment in one of the hospitals in the United States before passing away today, Sunday, July 11.
In the 1990s, Sound Sultan began his career in show business by hosting performances to collect funds for studio sessions.
By 1999, he won a slew of local talent shows. In the year 2000, he launched his first single, ” Jagbajantis, ” which became a hit in Nigeria.
Kennis Music signed him after he independently released other tracks and appeared in popular songs by other singers.
Sound Sultan first collaborated with Wyclef Jean on the song ” Proud to be African, ” which appeared on Wyclef’s Welcome to Haiti: Creole 101 album, alongside 2face Idibia and Faze.
Sound Sultan was named a United Nations Ambassador for Peace in 2012 for his exceptional lifestyle and work.
After a long break from the music scene, Sound Sultan returned in 2015 with the rap hit ” Remember. “
Efe Omorogbe, his manager, broke the news of his death.
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He became interested in music in 1991, miming at school gatherings and writing his own tunes. He credits his early impact to his older brother Baba Dee, who studied theatre arts and provided him with most of his early-stage experience. He began learning to play the guitar after finishing high school and was a member of a band by 1999.
Sound Sultan married Chichi Morah, who is now known as Farida Fasasi from the Igbo ethnic group, in 2009. The couple is the parents of three children.
On the 12th of May, 2021, it was revealed that Sound Sultan was having treatment in the form of chemotherapy in America after being diagnosed with throat cancer.
As a result of the sickness, he died today July 11, 2021, at the age of 44.
Say something good about this unique musician who will forever be missed.
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