Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has described the late Olanrewaju Fasasi, popularly known as Sound Sultan as one who was deeply passionate about issues in the country.
Mr Buhari stated this in a statement by his media aide Femi Adesina on Monday when he extended heartfelt condolences to the Fasasi family.
Sound Sultan died on Sunday after a hard-fought battle with Angioimmunoblastic T-Cell Lymphoma.
“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 statement read.
“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.”
By Abel Ejikeme