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‘RIP Legend’ – Nigerians Mourn As Sound Sultan Dies Of Cancer

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‘RIP Legend’ - Nigerians Mourn As Sound Sultan Dies Of CancerFollowing the news of the passing of veteran singer, Olanrewaju Fasasi better known as Sound Sultan, many Nigerians have taken to social media to mourn him.

The rapper died at the age of 44 after a hard-fought battle with Angioimmunoblastic T-Cell Lymphoma.

He is survived by his wife, three children and siblings.

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However, the news of his death was received with shock by his colleagues in the entertainment industry and many other Nigerians.

Sound Sultan’s career in show business started in the 1990s, when he hosted shows to raise money for studio sessions.

In 1991, the rapper had taken an interest in music, miming at school parties and writing his own lyrics.

He attributes his early influence to Baba Dee who studied theatre arts, and received most of his early stage experience through his older brother.

Sound Sultan became a household name among Nigerians with his popular hit song ‘jagbajantis’ released in 2000.

Some fans took to Twitter describing him as a music legend who will not be forgotten too soon, while some reminisced their time with him and how his music impacted their lives.

Afrobeat musician, Femi Kuti who dropped a comment on the last post shared on Instagram by the deceased said;

I am shocked and very SAD reading this news ( in the daily punch newspaper)of the passing of Sound Sultan (HE IS FAMILY) I pray our Creator to give his family strength at this time.

Efe Omorogbe, the manager of singer 2baba said, “Rest in glory my brother @soundsultan. You’ll live forever in our hearts. Allah gives.”

Comedian Mr Macaroni said;

This is so painful. Rest In Peace Legend!! May God grant his family, friends and fans worldwide the fortitude to bear this tragic loss.

Former Plantashun Boiz singer, Faze said, “Too good to be gone. Worse Sunday ever. RIP my brother and friend.

Singer Nikki Laoye who found the news hard to believe wrote on the singer’s IG comment section, “My brother, gosh, pls say something. Hope this isn’t true. We still chatted recently.

Record label executive, Ubi Franklin also couldn’t believe the news. “What is going on please? Sound sultan? How?” he asked.

Other Nigerians also reacted to the news of the singer’s death via Twitter. See some below;

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