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Africa Entertainment News of Monday, 12 July 2021

Source: mynigeria.com

'He lived an exemplary life' - President Buhari pays tribute to Sound Sultan

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President Muhammadu Buhari said the late singer and songwriter, Olanrewaju Fasasi, popularly known as Sound Sultan lived an exemplary life as he extended his condolences to the family of the deceased.

The death of the 44-year-old was announced on Sunday, July 11. The family said he died after “a hard-fought battle with Angioimmunoblastic T-Cell Lymphoma”.

He was subsequently buried in New Jersey, U.S. on Sunday (the same day he died) according to Muslim rites amidst tears and tributes.

President Buhari in a statement signed on Monday by his special adviser on Media, Femi Adesina said Sound Sultan’s demise is not only a loss to the Nigerian music industry, but to the country as a whole.

“As a celebrated rapper, singer, songwriter, actor, he lived an exemplary life, achieved several milestones in his career, and 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,” the statement read in part.

The deceased, President Buhari affirms, was kind, generous, and deeply passionate about issues in the country, which reflected in his music and art, and as an avid basketball fan, he 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.