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From his background to family and school life, career and relationships, we’ve done our best to take you on a ride about the life and time of the popular Nigerian music star.
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Who Is Sound Sultan?
Olanrewaju Abdul-Ganiu Fasasi, popularly known as Sound Sultan, is a Nigerian rapper, singer, songwriter, actor, comedian, and recording artist.
He played prominent roles and worked diligently in the Nigerian music industry. As a result, his works advanced modern hip hop in Nigeria.
Just like an activist would, he speaks in his lyrics and songs, against bad governance, poverty, corruption and several imbalances in Nigeria.
Sound Sultan Early Life & Education
Sound Sultan was born on 27th November 1976. He was the fourth of six children in his family.
Laid Alarape Fasasi and Adeyinka Ajarat Fasasi were his father and mother.
Sound Sultan attended Stepping Stone Nursery and Primary School between 1981 and 1987 (6 years).
He then went on to enrol at the Federal Government College, Ogbomoso in 1998 and finished his secondary education in 1993.
In 1999, he had his BSc. (First Degree) in Geography and Regional Planning, from Lagos State University (LASU).
Long before he concluded his secondary education, in 1991, he had taken a deep interest in music. He mimed at different school parties and wrote his own lyrics.
He always speaks of his elder brother, Baba Dee, who studied theater art, as the core influence tied to his zeal for his art. He admitted he gained his first experiences from him.
He learned to play the guitar when he finished his secondary school education. And by 1999, he had already joined a band.
This leads us to the career section of Sound Sultan biography.
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Sound Sultan Career
Sound Sultan’s career started in the ’90s. He needed to raise funds for studio sessions. He tried out hosting shows. And because he was talented and skilful, his moves at that time marked the beginning of his career.
By 1999, he had won many local talent shows. And in 2000, he launched his first single titled Mathematics (Jagbajantis). It became a popular track sound in Nigeria.
From then on, he released several other singles and featured in hit songs of top artists in Nigeria. He went a step further when he got signed by Kennis Music, a record label that pushes out many upcoming singers and artists in Nigeria.
There he made amazing feats, releasing three albums. His contract expired in 2007. And he moved on with Baba Dee to start Naija Ninjas, an organization that deals in record labels, production outfits, and clothing.
He delved further into the rap line of music too. Sultan is so versatile and he’s worked in different musical genres such as R&B, Afrobeat, Soul and Nigerian Fuji. He believes that artists should be praised for their lyrics’ messages, not for the genre they specialize in.
In 2010, while with Naija Ninjas, Sultan released Black From The Future. He signed artists such as Karma Da Rapper, Young GreyC, Blacka and Shawn.
Then he clinched several deals with Wyclef Jean, having featured alongside 2face Idibia and Faze on “Proud To Be African,” from Wyclef’s Welcome to Haiti: Creole 101 album.
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Both of them collaborated on two other projects: “King of My Country” (2009) and “People Bad” (2012).
Based on Sound Sultan’s exemplary lifestyle, he was made a UN Ambassador for Peace in 2012. Around that period, he reduced music activities. And by 2015, he picked up again, released a rap track titled “Remember”.
Being a Basketball lover, Sound Sultan went on to work with the Continental Basketball League organizers to own a basketball team named Lagos City Stars (who emerged as 2017 champions). He launched this plan after the fall out of the African Basketball League. At that time, he served as a facilitator for League entertainment.
Apart from being a music artist, Sound Sultan also acted in the comedy “Head Gone” which he produced alongside Dare Fasasi as a movie director.
He featured Tuface, a legendary Nigerian musician today, top comedians like Akpororo, Basketmouth, Pappy Luwe, Basorge Tarish and a host of other talented others.
In 2019, Sound Sultan again featured with Joe El in his Honorebel’s 2019 single “Bridal”. This marks his most recent achievement.
Sound Sultan stands out as a diligent hard worker who built himself in uniqueness and versatility.
He is surely an example to youths and every aspiring musician, songwriter, and creative and innovative soul.
Sound Sultan Marital Life
Sound Sultan got married to Chichi Morah on October 1, 2009, and their union is blessed with three children – a girl and two boys.
Sound Sultan Net worth
Sound Sultan’s net worth equals $3.5 million.
Sound Sultan Illness
Sound Sultan was diagnosed with throat cancer in 2021. He broke the long silence after the report went around like wildfire.
It was reported that the singer had travelled to the United States, to receive treatment. Even while he was away, he used his fan page to wish his Muslim fans a happy Eid el-Fitr on his Instagram page.
There he shared a picture of himself and his children in which he added that he got all of their wishes of recovery and would come to tell the exact story by himself when it’s time.
Sound Sultan’s fans have been praying for him since they heard he’s been away battling a throat cancer ailment, undergoing chemotherapy in the United States.
Sound Sultan Death
Sound Sultan died on July 11 2021 of throat cancer at the age of 44. His was a shock to everyone, especially his teeming Nigerian fans.
Sadly, we now call him Late Sound Sultan. His life though short was lived as an icon who made his mark in the Nigerian musical terrain. He remains ever fresh in the heart of every Nigerian artist and fan. Sound Sultan biography is unique and is replete with lessons for us to learn – it is not how far but how well we lived that matters.
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