The Nation (Nigeria)

Sound Sultan lived an exemplary life, says Buhari

•Sanwo-olu mourns

- From Bolaji Ogundele, Abuja

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has said the death of popular Nigerian entertainm­ent star, Olanrewaju Abdul-ganiu Fasasi (aka Sound Sultan), is a loss to the nation. The artiste died and was buried on July 11, 2021 in the United States of America (U.S.A), according to Islamic rites, after battling Angioimmun­oblastic T-cell Lymphoma, a type of red blood cancer. He was 44.

A statement yesterday in Abuja by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, said President Buhari extended heartfelt condolence­s to the Fasasi family on the death of the singer, producer and songwriter.

"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...”

Also, Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-olu extended his heartfelt condolence­s to the Fasasi family and the Nigerian entertainm­ent industry on the death of Sound Sultan.

In a statement yesterday by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Gboyega Akosile, the governor said: "Sound Sultan's death is painful. He was a bundle of talents, who used his God-given gift to advance the course of mankind.

“His music, artistry and interest in sports were all donated at every point for the developmen­t of humanity.”

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