By Henry Okonkwo
President Muhammadu Buhari has paid tribute to the Fasasi family over the death of renowned singer and songwriter, Olanrewaju Fasasi popularly known as Sound Sultan.
The President in a statement on Monday by his spokesperson, Femi Adesina, noted that Sound Sultan’s demise was not only a loss to the Nigerian music industry but the country as a whole.
He said the late 44-year-old entertainer as a celebrated rapper, singer, songwriter, actor, 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 affirmed, 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.