Popular Nigerian musician, Olarenwaju Fasasi also known as Sound Sultan has been announced dead by his family.
The family, in a statement, said Sound Sultan died on Sunday of Angioimmunoblastic T-cell Lymphoma.
Sultan, who was 44, suffered from Angioimmunoblastic T-cell lymphoma (AITL), a rare form of non-Hodgkin lymphoma, which is a group of related malignancies (cancers) that affect the lymphatic system (lymphomas).
His relative, Kayode Fasasi, who signed the statement, said Sound Sultan passed on after a “hard fought battle” with the ailment.
Sound Sultan was a singer, songwriter, and recording artiste who was regarded as one of the pioneers of hip-hop music in Nigeria.
His showbiz career began in the 1990s when he hosted shows in order to raise money for studio sessions.By 1999, he had won numerous local talent-hunt shows and released his monster hit, “Jagbajantis” in 2000.
After independently releasing other singles and featuring in hit songs of other artists, Sound Sultan was signed by Kennis Music.
Some of his greatest hits include “Motherlan”, “Mathematics” and “Ole.”