Buhari Mourns Sound Sultan


President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday commiserated with the family of Olanrewaju Fasasi, popularly known as Sound Sultan, who died on Sunday after a hard-fought battle with Angioimmunoblastic T-Cell Lymphoma otherwise known as throat cancer.

The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, made this known in a statement titled, ‘President Buhari condoles with the Fasasi family on the loss of Sound Sultan.’

The statement reads: “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.

“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,” the statement read.

The remains of the late iconic singer have since been buried in the U.S where he died according to Islamic rites.