Legendary Nigerian singer, rapper, songwriter, comedian, actor and recording artist Olanrewaju Fasasi, also known as Sound Sultan has died. Media expert, Edi Lawani broke the shocking news on his Instagram page.
Sound Sultan’s career in music business started in the early 1990s when he hosted a shows to raise fund for his studio. As at 1999, he had won many local talent-hunt shows. Sultan released his first music single “Jagbajantis” in the year 2000, which was a big hit in Nigeria and abroad.
After releasing other music singles and featuring in many hit songs of other Nigerian artists, he was endorsed by Kennis Music. While he was under Kennis Music, he released four great albums. By the year 2007, Sound Sultan’s Contract with Kenis expired and he partnered with the great Baba Dee to start Naija Ninjas, an organization for music record label, production and clothing Business.
After Sound Sultan started as a rapper, he worked in several musical genres. This include R&B ,Afrobeat, soul and popular Nigerian Fuji music. In one interview with him, he noted that artists should not be judged on the style of music in which they do. He further stated in the interview that the important thing is the message conveyed in the music.
In the Naija Ninjas, Sultan released Back From The Future in 2010 and signed many artists like Karma Da Rapper, Young GreyC, Shawn and Blacka. He began a working relationship with popular Wyclef Jean when featured alongside 2face and Faze on in song titled”Proud to be African” from Wyclef’s Welcome to Haiti Creole 101 album.
Sound Sultan and Wyclef have collaborated on two other great projects: “People Bad” (2012) and “King of My Country” (2009).
In late 2012, it was made known that he was appointed as UN Ambassador for Peace. This is because of his exemplary lifestyle and career. In 2015, Sound Sultan released the music rap single “Remember” after a long absence from the music industry.
After the failing of the African Basketball , the music star joined the organizers of the Continental Basketball League to become a team owner of Lagos City Stars in the 2017 champions and a facilitator of the league entertainment. Legendary Sound Sultan featured on Honorebel’s 2019 single “Bridal” with Joe El.