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Celebrities in Nigeria have continued to mourn their colleague, Olanrewaju Abdul-Ganiu Fasasi, also known as Sound Sultan.
Sound Sultan died early this morning, Sunday, July 11th, at the age of 44, after a battle with Angioimmunoblastic T- Cell Lymphoma.
Since the news spread, several celebrities from all genres of the entertainment business have written tributes to the award-winning vocalist.
Damilola Adegbite wrote, “Congratulations on a life well lived, a name inscribed on the hearts of many!This is a rude rude shock but “ oye Olorun”. Sleep well Sound Sultan. Hmmm. Sound Sultan indeed! You will be dearly dearly missed Egbon.”
Debola Lagos: “Sound Sultan!This hit hard brother.You told me you will beat this.Always put up an act of high spirit.Tried hard to hide the crack so you don’t burden anyone.You always carry people. Never bothered nobody.Family man, Legend, friend and brother.I’ll forever treasure our many Iftar nights and Sallah celebrations.For all the many times you were kind to me.Thanks for the timesless music but most of all being a genuinely good person.Heartbroken but now go on and fly where you belong with angels; ancestor as we fondly called you. Sun re o Akogun!Sun re!I pray God comforts Farida and the children, wrapping them in his limitless love.”
Soso Soberekon: “How many of you checked on him when you heard he was sick? The news was everywhere. Now everyone is posting now that he’s gone. Rest In Peace @soundsultan you were a very great & amazing guy.”
Kate Henshaw: ” I have never called on you that you have said No to my request and vice versa..You show up every blessed time and on time too!!I know Allah will receive you because you gave of yourself every single time, no questions asked…MY ANCESTOR, we joked about how you never aged a day all these years….Rest on my dear friend and brother.”
Laura Ikeji: ” Hey bro, hmmm we chatted frequently last year when I was pregnant for my second child, doing our TikTok challenges, dang bro, u were one of the nicest ppl to me, ever smiling playing and listening. U were an angel, rest in power bro. But.. dang! Heaven received the SOUND SULTAN.”
Weird MC: ” This one hit real harddddddddd I’m numb but I choose to remember the joyful times the continuous unveiling of your God given Artistry. I choose not to mourn because you have gone back home to our FATHER in Heaven. Lanre rest well. LORD thankYOU as YOU receive your son. It was such a huge honour to have met and experienced you. Rest in peace my friend.”