Lanre Fasasi, also known as Sound Sultan, a multi-talented Nigerian singer and songwriter, has died.
The 44-year-old musician died in the early hours of Sunday, July 11, 2021, after a long struggle with Angioimmunoblastic T-Cell Lymphoma, according to his family.
His wife and three children survive him.
“It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of Multi-talented veteran singer, rapper, and composer, Onlanrewaju Fasasi a.k.a Sound Sultan,” says his brother, Kayode Fasasi, Fasasi.
“At the age of 44, he went away after a long struggle with ‘Angioimmunoblastic T-cell Lymphoma.’
“His wife, three children, and siblings survive him. As we come to terms with this devastating loss, we, his family, desire the greatest privacy.”
Sound Sultan rose to prominence in the early 2000s after releasing his first single, “Jagbajantis,” which was an instant hit in Nigeria.
He was signed by Kennis Music after independently releasing other singles and appearing in hit songs by other artists. He released four of his seven albums through Kennis Music.
In 2014, he produced and starred in the hit comedy film “Head Gone,” and in 2018, he produced the stage musical “Jungle Story.”
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