President Muhammadu Buhari has extended 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 in a statement by his spokesman, Mr Femi Adesina, on Monday in Abuja noted that ”Sound Sultan’s demise is not only a loss to the Nigerian music industry, but to the country as a whole.”
According to him, as a celebrated rapper, singer, songwriter, actor, Sultan lived an exemplary life, achieved several milestones in his career.
He added that the deceased 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.
Buhari affirmed that late Sultan was kind, generous, and deeply passionate about issues in the country, which reflected in his music and art.
He also acknowledged that the deceased, an avid basketball fan, had made telling contributions to the development of local basketball in the country.
The president prayed for the eternal repose of the soul of the departed and divine peace and comfort for the family, friends and associates.