SHOCKING: Oyo-Born Veteran Rapper, Sound Sultan Dies At 44

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"Sound Sultan’s career in show business started in the 1990s when he hosted shows to raise money for studio sessions.

Oyo born Popular rapper Lanre Fasasi aka Sound Sultan is dead.

Sound Sultan, whose father is from Iseyin town of Oyo State, was born November 27, 1976, and the fourth out of six children.

Weeks ago, Sound Sultan was admitted with throat cancer in the United States of America.

It was 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.


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.


Sound Sultan began a working relationship with Wyclef Jean when featured alongside 2face Idibia and Faze on “Proud to be African” from Wyclef’s Welcome to Haiti: Creole 101 album.


In 2012, it was announced that Sound Sultan was made a UN Ambassador for Peace for his exemplary lifestyle and career.


In 2015, Sound Sultan released the rap single “Remember” after a long absence from the music scene.

The family of the 44-year-old ‘Jagbajantis’ crooner confirmed his death on Sunday in a statement.

Below is a statement from late Sound Sultan’s brother Dr Kayode Fasasi 

“IT IS WITH HEAVY HEARTS THAT WE ANNOUNCE THE PASSING OF MULTITALENTED VETERAN SINGER, RAPPER. SONGWRITER OLANREWAJU FASASI A.K.A 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.”



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