Nigerian celebrities have taken to social media to mourn the death of rapper, Olanrewaju Fasasi, popularly known as Sound Sultan.
Sound Sultan died on Sunday at the age of 44, after a “hard-fought battle with Angioimmunoblastic T-Cell Lymphoma,” according to a statement by his family.
The news of his passing was received with shock by his colleagues in the entertainment industry.
Ace comedian, Ayo Makun, better known as AY, posted the deceased’s picture on Facebook and wrote: “This world is not our own.”
Legendary singer, Innocent Idibia, known as 2baba, said: “Rest in glory my [email protected], You will live forever in our hearts. Allah gives…”
Afrobeat musician, Femi Kuti, who dropped a comment on the last post shared on Instagram by the deceased said, “I am shocked and very SAD reading this news ( in the daily punch newspaper)of the passing of Sound Sultan (HE IS FAMILY) I pray our Creator to give his family strength at this time.”
Also, Folarin Falana, better known Falz, said: “Such a kind human. One of the purest souls I have ever come across. So supportive, so full of life. I am grateful I had the privilege of meeting you.
Thank you for your inspiration. Life is too much of a mystery. You have left a legacy & we’ll never stop celebrating you. Thank you @soundsultan.”
Efe Omorogbe, manager of singer, 2baba said, “Rest in glory my brother @soundsultan. You’ll live forever in our hearts. Allah gives.”
Comedian, Mr Macaroni wrote: “This is so painful. Rest In Peace Legend!! May God grant his family, friends and fans worldwide the fortitude to bear this tragic loss.”
Former Plantashun Boiz singer, Faze, said, “Too good to be gone. Worse Sunday ever. RIP my brother and friend.”
Singer Nikki Laoye who found the news hard to believe wrote on the singer’s IG comment section, “My brother, gosh, pls say something. Hope this isn’t true. We still chatted recently.”
Record label executive, Ubi Franklin, also couldn’t believe the news. “What is going on please? Sound sultan? How?” he asked.
He is survived by his wife, three children and siblings.