President Muhammadu Buhari has prolonged heartfelt condolences to the Fasasi household on the demise of famend singer and songwriter, Olanrewaju Fasasi, popularly often called Sound Sultan, noting that he lived an exemplary life.
The Fasasi household introduced on Sunday that the 44-year-old singer has died after “a hard-fought battle with Angioimmunoblastic T-Cell Lymphoma”.
He was buried in New Jersey, U.S. on Sunday (the identical day he died) based on Muslim rites amidst tears and tributes.
President Buhari in an announcement signed on Monday by his particular adviser on Media, Femi Adesina mentioned Sound Sultan’s demise shouldn’t be solely a loss to the Nigerian music trade, however to the nation as an entire.
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“As a celebrated rapper, singer, songwriter, actor, he lived an exemplary life, achieved a number of milestones in his profession, and contributed enormously to the event of the Nigerian music and leisure trade by means of his inventive genius, creativity, and expertise, which has impressed many younger Nigerians within the trade,” the assertion learn partly.
The deceased, President Buhari affirms, was sort, beneficiant, and deeply enthusiastic about points within the nation, which mirrored in his music and artwork, and as an avid basketball fan, he made telling contributions to the event of native basketball within the nation.
The President prayed for the everlasting repose of the soul of the departed and divine peace and luxury for the household, buddies, and associates.