Veteran Nigerian singer Sound Sultan dies at 44

Olanrewaju Fasasi, also known as Sound Sultan, was a Nigerian singer who died at the age of 44. 

After a battle with Angioimmunoblastic T-Cell Lymphoma, the singer passed away. 

This was revealed in a statement written on behalf of the Fasasi family by Dr. Kayode Fasasi.

The statement read, “It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our multitalented veteran singer, rapper, songwriter Olanrewaju Fasasi aka Sound Sultan.

“He passed away at the age of 44 following a hard-fought battle with Angioimmunoblastic T-Cell Lymphoma.

“He is survived by his wife, three children and his siblings.

“We, his family will appreciate the utmost privacy as we come to grips with this tragic loss.”

In May, it was reported that Sound Sultan had been diagnosed with cancer and was undergoing treatment in the United States. 

Many fans and well-wishers expressed their support for him on social media, with many praying for his quick recovery.

Reacting, the singer shared on Instagram, saying, “I must not ignore the massive show of love. Thank you all. I will tell you my story myself it will be true THEN not false.”

Educator, writer and legal researcher at Alafarika for Studies and Consultancy.

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