Sound Sultan, popular Nigerian singer, dies at 44

Popular Nigerian singer, Lanre Fasasi, better known as Sound Sultan, is dead.

The 44-year-old “Jagbajantis” crooner lost his battle with cancer of the throat.

According to an official statement released by Kayode Fasasi on behalf of the family, Sound Sultan passed away after a hard fought battle with Angioimmunoblastic T-Cell Lymphoma.

He was diagnosed with the disease early in the year. 

Sound Sultan’s career in show business started in the 1990s, when he hosted shows to raise money for studio sessions.

He released his first single “Jagbajantis” in 2000, which was a hit in Nigeria after winning numerous local talent-hunt shows. He went on to release other singles, featured in hit songs of other artistes and was signed by Kennis Music.Before his contract with the label expired in 2007, he released four albums. He partnered with Baba Dee to start Naija Ninjas, a parent organisation for a record label, production outfit and clothing line. Starting out as a rapper, he has worked in different musical genres from R&B to Afrobeat, soul and Nigerian Fuji music. Under Naija Ninjas, he released Back From The Future (2010) and signed artistes such as Karma Da Rapper, Young GreyC, Shawn and Blacka.

He is survived by his wife and three children.

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