Veteran Nigerian singer, Olanrewaju Ganiu Fasasi aka Sound Sultan is dead.
According to his brother, Dr. Kayode Fasasi, Sound Sultan passed on Sunday, July 11, 2021 at the age of 44 after a battle with Angioimmunoblastic T-cell lymphoma.
Sound Sultan’s career in the Entertainment sector started in the 1990s, when he hosted shows to raise money for studio sessions.
By the end of that decade, he had won numerous local talent-hunt shows. He released his first single “Jagbajantis” in 2000, has remained an evergreen song in Nigeria and beyond.
He is survived by a wife, three children and his siblings.
If the history of the Nigerian music industry is to be debated today, Sultan’s significance cannot be overlooked. When there was no YouTube and Nigerian hip hop taste still leaned heavily toward the western, he graced our TV screens with jams.
Many people, especially those born in the 1990s, remember Jagbajatis fondly. Lets take a look back at some significant things that you might not know about Sound Sultan
Sound Sultan owes his interest for the entertainment world to his brother, Baba Dee. Dee is a theatre arts student. In 1990s, after finishing high school, the late musician began studying the guitar
The Jagbajatis’ master had to raise money for his studio sessions by staging gigs, just like many other musicians who rose from nothing to greater heights
In the year 2000, the song was released and became an instant smash. After that single, he went on to release others. Later, he was signed by Kennis Music.
He was teamed up with 2Face. Following the end of his contract with Kennis Music in 2007, during which he released four albums, he teamed up with the African Queen crooner to form the Naija Ninjas.
In 2012, he became an ambassador of the United Nations, an honour he got as a result of his lovely career and good lifestyle.
May his Soul Rest in Peace