Nigerian rapper, Olanrewaju Fasasi, popularly known as Sound Sultan, is dead.
The multi-talented artiste died at the age of 44.
The song writer was said to have battled lymphoma — cancer of the white blood cell.
His family announced his death in a statement released by his brother, Kayode Fasasi.
“It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of Multi-talented veteran singer, rapper, songwriter, Olanrewaju Fasasi, a.k.a Sound Sultan. He passed away at the age of 44 following a hard fought battle with Angoimmunoblastic T-Cell Lymphoma,” he said.
“He is survived by his wife, 3 children and his siblings. We, his family appreciate the utmost privacy as we come to grips with this tragic loss.”
Media guru, Edi Lawani, also broke the sad news on his Instagram page.
Sound Sultan started his music career in 1991.
He worked in different musical genres, from R&B to Afro, Soul and Nigerian Fuji music.
He released his first single “Jagbajantis” in 2000, which became a massive hit in the country.
After releasing other singles other featuring in hit songs of other artistes, he was signed by Kennis Music before moving to Naija Ninjas, which he started with his brother, Baba Dee.
He was announced as a United Nations Peace Ambassador in 2012 for his exemplary lifestyle.