Sound Sultan’s Death, A Loss To Nigeria-Buhari
President Mohammadu Buhari on Monday described the demise of Olanrewaju Fasasi, popularly known as Sound Sultan, as a loss not only to the entertainment industry but to Nigeria.
Sultan died on Sunday at the age of 44 after battling throat cancer.
The late music star was said to be undergoing treatment for Angioimmunoblastic T-cell lymphoma in the United States.
The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, said in a statement that Buhari commiserates with the family on the loss of the talented musician.
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.”