President Buhari pens emotional tribute to mourn late musician, Sound Sultan

Nigeria President, Mohammudu Buhari has joined millions of people across the globe to mourn the death of veteran singer and songwriter, Sound Sultan.

It would be recalled that Sound Sultan was pronounced dead yesterday, July 11, 2021, after he lost the battle to cancer.

He was buried on that same day according to Islamic rites (See Video From His Burial Here).

President Buhari through his special adviser on media & publicity, Femi Adesina, commemorates with families of Sound Sultan as he pray God grant them the strength to bear the loss.

The speech reads:


President Muhammadu Buhari extends heartfelt condolences to the Fasasi family on the death of renowned singer and songwriter, Olanrewaju Fasasi, popularly known as Sound Sultan, aged 44.

The President notes that 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 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 prays for the eternal repose of the soul of the departed and divine peace and comfort for the family, friends and associates.

Femi Adesina
Special Adviser to the President
(Media & Publicity)
July 12, 2021

President Buhari pens emotional tribute to mourn late musician, Sound Sultan

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