Legendary Nigerian multi-talented artist, Olanrewaju Fasasi, popularly known as Sound Sultan has been laid to rest in the United States.
His relative, Kayode Fasasi, who signed the statement, said Sound Sultan passed on after a “hard-fought battle” with the Angioimmunoblastic T-cell lymphoma (AITL), a rare form of non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
The 44-year-old singer was buried in New Jersey, U.S. on Sunday, July 11th (the same day he died), according to Muslim rites.
His wife, Farida Fasasi broke down completely at the funeral was completely inconsolable as she witnessed her husband’s burial. The mother-of-three was held by two women who comforted her and at one point, laid her head on her husband’s coffin.
Sound Sultan’s death came with a lot of reactions and shock. Basketmouth, his very food friend took the news really hard. He shared a dark photo on his Instagram page before later coming back to post photos of himself with Sound Sultan with the caption;
“For over 20yrs, not once did I see you lose your cool, a wise man, a humble man, kind-hearted…a true definition of a good friend. I will definitely miss those very early hours of the day that I will call you and share my crazy ideas with you, while taking notes as you throw in your genius touch. You were selfless, discipline and professional, unarguably one of the best writers I’ve seen, a brilliant actor, musician and even though you never did it…you were one of the best comedians I’ve ever seen. One of the most creative humans I’ve ever met, extremely intelligent, with so much love to give. We lost a good man today, we lost a great man. You were the best of us all and I will miss you so much. I love you Salty Salty. @soundsultan”
Other reactions that have come in since the death of Sound Sultan have been in the same form. Daddy Showkey made a video in disbelief, exclaiming repeatedly and saying the words, ‘Na Lie!’. Wande Coal wrote on his page, “RIP Egbon mi.. No words Thank you for everything “
The Late Sound Sultan is survived by a wife, three children and his siblings.