Music star Olanrewaju Fasasi Nigerian, better known as Sound Sultan, has died. In a statement released Sunday, the family said he died after undergoing treatment for throat cancer. “It is with tremendous sadness that we announce the passing of Olanrewaju Fasasi, popularly known as Sound Sultan, our brilliant and seasoned singer, rapper, and songwriter.” After a long fight with angioimmunoblastic TCell lymphoma, he died at the age of 44.
He leaves behind his wife, three children and his siblings. “We, your families, will appreciate the utmost privacy as we face this tragic loss,” the statement reads. The singer “Jangbajantis” started chemotherapy in May. Sound Sultan Sultan’s show business career began in the 1990s when he introduced programs to raise funds for studio sessions.
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In the year 2000, he launched his debut track “Jagbajantis,” which quickly became a street anthem.
After independently releasing other singles and appearing on hit songs by other artists, he was signed by Kennis Music, under which he released four albums.
Sound Sultan started working with Wyclef Jean when he appeared on Wyclef’s Proud to be African album Welcome to Haiti: Creole 101 with 2face Idibia and Faze. Sound Sultan was appointed a United Nations Ambassador for Peace in 2012 for his “exemplary lifestyle” and profession.
After a long hiatus from the music world, Sound Sultan returned in 2015 with the rap track “Remember.”
After the aftermath of the African Basketball League, he teamed up with the organizers of the Continental Basketball League to become the owner of the Lagos City Stars team (the 2017 champions) and host of the league’s entertainment.
The artist, born on November 29, 1976, leaves behind a wife and three children.