President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed his condolences to the Fasasi family following the death of Nigerian Veteran Singer, Sound Sultan.
Buhari via Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina mourned the passing of the 44-year-old artist in a statement on Monday.
Sound Sultan’s demise, according to the Nigerian president, was a loss for both the music industry and Nigeria.
“He lived an excellent life and reached various milestones in his career,” Buhari remarked of the rapper, musician, composer, and actor.
The President stated that his artistic genius, originality, and talent, which has inspired many, contributed significantly to the development of music and entertainment.
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Sound Sultan, he said, was compassionate, giving, and passionately concerned about challenges in the country, as evidenced by his music and art.
The statement read,
“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 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.”