Popular Nigerian singer, Olanrewaju Fasasi, popularly known as Sound Sultan, has died at age 44.
The singer died after battling Angioimmunoblastic T-Cell Lymphoma, a rare form of non-Hodgkin lymphoma, which is a group of related cancers that affect the lymphatic system.
The passing away of the singer was disclosed on Sunday morning in a statement signed by Dr. Kayode Fasasi on behalf of the Fasasi family.
The statement read, “It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our multitalented veteran singer, rapper, songwriter Olanrewaju Fasasi aka Sound Sultan.
“He passed away at the age of 44 following a hard-fought battle with Angioimmunoblastic T-Cell Lymphoma.
“He is survived by his wife, three children and his siblings.
“We, his family will appreciate the utmost privacy as we come to grips with this tragic loss.”
In May,Sound Sultan was reportedly diagnosed with cancer and was in the United States undergoing treatment.
This had many fans and well-wishers saying prayers for his speedy recovery through social media posts.
The Nigerian rapper, singer, songwriter, actor, comedian and recording artist was born on the 27th of November, 1976 in Jos, Plateau state.
The ‘Naija Ninja’ was regarded as one of the pacesetters of modern hip hop music in Nigeria.
Sound Sultan began his career in show business in the 1990s. He released songs like Jagbajantis, natural something, motherland, kokose, ole, area and many more.
He used his music in condemning the vices in the society such as corruption and greed.
Celebrities and fans have paid tribute to him and sent condolences to his family.