Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has condoled with the Fasasi family and the Nigerian entertainment industry on the death of Olanrewaju Fasasi, popularly known as Sound Sultan.

Sound Sultan, a renowned rapper, singer, and songwriter died on Sunday at the age of 44 and was buried in the U.S. in accordance with Islamic injunctions.

A statement by the Governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Gboyega Akosile, expressed shock over the death of the singer.

He said Fasasi’s demise was painful and a great loss to the deceased family, Nigerian music industry, and the country as a whole.

He, however, urged the deceased’s family, friends, associates, fans, and entertainment practitioners to take the death of Sound Sultan as an act of God.

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”Sound Sultan’s death is painful. He was a bundle of talent who used his God-given gift to advance the course of mankind. His music, artistry, and interest in sports were all donated at every point for the development of humanity.

”He was a celebrated singer, comedian, rapper, songwriter, and actor during his lifetime,” he said.

Sanwo-Olu said the musician was notable for using his music to speak against poverty, corruption, bad governance, and societal ills in Nigeria.

The Governor said his death had left a vacuum that would take some time to be filled.

“I sympathize with Sound Sultan’s widow, children, siblings, family, fans, and colleagues.

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“I pray that God will grant the late Olanrewaju Fasasi eternal rest and grant the family the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss,” he said.

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