President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed condolences to the Fasasi family on the death of renowned singer and songwriter, Olanrewaju Fasasi, popularly known as Sound Sultan, aged 44.
The president who expressed his grief in a statement signed by his Special Adviser for Media & Publicity, Femi Adesina on July 12, 2021, stated that Sound Sultan’s demise was not only a loss to the Nigerian music industry, but to the country as a whole.
According to Buhari, Sultan was a celebrated rapper, singer, songwriter, actor, who 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.
Buhari affirmed that the deceased, was kind, generous, and deeply passionate about issues in the country, which reflected in his music and art, and as an avid basketball fan.
The president also noted that Sound Sultan made telling contributions to the development of local basketball in the country.
Furthermore, 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 singer died on Sunday, July 11 after a battle with cancer.