So sad legendary singer Sound Sultan dies of cancer at age 44. Olanrewaju Fasasi popularly known by his stage name as Sound Sultan is a prominent Nigerian rapper, singer and song writer who died of throat cancer in the United States of America yesterday. The 44- year- old talented singer passed away after a fight with throat cancer.
According to reports from our credible sources, the musician, who is most known for his song Mathematics and Orobo, had already begun treatment in one of the hospitals in the United States of America before passing away yesterday, Sunday, 11th July 2021.
In the 1990s, Sound Sultan began his career in show business by hosting performances to collect funds for studio sessions. By 1999, he won a slew of local talent shows. In the year 2000, he launched his first single “Jagbajantis” which became a hit in Nigeria.
Kennis Music signed him after he independently released other tracks and appeared in popular songs by other singers. Sound Sultan first collaborated with Wyclef Jean on the song “Proud to be African” which appeared on Wyclef’ s Welcome to Haiti, Creole 101 album, alongside 2face Idibia and Faze.
Sound Sultan was named a United Nations Ambassador for Peace in 2012 for his exceptional lifestyle and work. After a long break from the music scene, Sound Sultan returned in 2015 with the rap hit “Remember.” He received international fame after the release of “Orobo” featuring Flavour. His manager Efe Omorogbe broke the news of his death in the early hours of yesterday being Sunday 11th July 2021.
Sound Sultan became interested in music in 1991, miming at school gatherings and writing his own tunes. He credits his early impact to his older brother Baba Dee, who studied theatre arts and provided him with the most of his early stage experience. He began learning to play the guitar after finishing high school and was a member of a band by 1999.
Sound Sultan got married to Chichi Morah, who is now known as Farida Fasasi from the Igbo ethnic group in 2009 and the marriage is blessed with three lovely children.
On the 12th May, 2021, it was revealed that Sound Sultan is receiving treatment in the form of chemotherapy in the United State of America after being diagnosed with throat cancer. As a result of the sickness, he died on Sunday 11th July, 2021, at the age of 44 years old in the United States of America. May his gentle soul rest in perfect peace.