President Muhammadu Buhari has mourned the death of veteran Nigerian singer and songwriter, Olanrewaju Fasasi “Sound Sultan” who passed away on Sunday morning after a lengthy battle with Angioimmunoblastic T-Cell Lymphoma.
According to President Buhari, Sound Sultan was passionate about the country and his death is not just a loss to the Nigerian music industry but also the nation as a whole.
His reaction was contained in a statement released by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina.
The statement read;
President Buhari condoles with the Fasasi family on the loss of Sound Sultan.
President Muhammadu Buhari extends heartfelt condolences to the Fasasi family on the death of renowned singer and songwriter, Olanrewaju Fasasi, popularly known as Sound Sultan, aged 44.
The President notes that 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.Advertisement
The deceased, President Buhari affirms, 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