Buhari Grieves Over The Death Of Sound Sultan
President Muhammadu Buhari, has expressed sadness over the death of reputable singer and songwriter, Olanrewaju Fasasi, popularly known as Sound Sultan.
The singer died on Sunday, July 11 after a battle with cancer at the age of 44, and has since been buried in New Jersey, according to Islamic rites.
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.
The statement read: “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 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.
He also prayed, for the eternal repose of the soul of the departed and divine peace and comfort for the family, friends and associates.