Veteran Nigerian singer, Olanrewaju Abdul-Ganiu Fasasi, known as Sound Sultan, is dead.
He passed on at the age of fourty-four (44). The news of his death was announced today, 11th of July 2021, by Dr. Kayode Fasasi on behalf of the Fasasi family.
The singer was said to have battled with Angioimmunoblastic T-Cell Lymphoma, a rare form of non-Hodgkin lymphoma, which is a group of related malignancies (cancers) that affect the lymphatic system (lymphomas).
The announcement of Sound Sultan‘s death reads:
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of multitalented veteran singer, rapper, songwriter, Olanrewaju Fasasi A.K.A. SoundSultan. He passed away at the age of 44 following a hard fought battle with Angioimmunoblastic T-Cell Lymphoma. He is survived by wife, three children and his siblings. We his family will appreciate the utmost privacy as we come to grips with this tragic loss.Signed, Dr. Kayode Fasasi, for the Fasasi Family.
Sound Sultan’s career started in the 1990s. By 1999, he had won numerous local talent-hunt shows. His first single “Jagbajantis” was released in 2000, and was a hit in Nigeria.
Here are a few reactions from Nigerians on Twitter after the news of Sound Sultan’s death was announced:
May his soul rest in peace.
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