President Muhammdu Buhari has expressed sadness over the demise of renowned singer and songwriter, Olanrewaju Fasasi, popularly known as Sound Sultan.
The singer died on Sunday, July 11 after a battle with cancer.
He was 44 years old.
In a statement released by presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina, the President noted that Sound Sultan’s demise was 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 have inspired many young Nigerians in the industry,” the statement said.
The President affirmed that the singer 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 prayed for the eternal repose of the soul of the departed and divine peace and comfort for the family, friends and associates.