Nigerian singer, Olanrewaju Fasasi, popularly known as Sound Sultan is dead at the age of 44
According to his Instagram account in May 2021 reported that Sound Sultan was battling throat cancer in the United States of America.
Premiumtvmedia gathered that the artist had commenced chemotherapy in one of the hospitals in the country.
Chemotherapy is an aggressive form of chemical drug therapy meant to destroy rapidly growing cells in the body. It’s usually used to treat cancer, as cancer cells grow and divide faster than other cells.
Dr. Kayode Fasasi, in a statement on behalf of the Fasasi family, made the revelation.
He said: “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.”
Sound Sultan’s career in show business started in the 1990s when he hosted shows to raise money for studio sessions.
By 1999, he had won numerous local talent-hunt shows. He released his first single “Jagbajantis” in 2000, which was a hit in Nigeria
After independently releasing other singles and featuring in hit songs of other artists, he was signed by Kennis Music.