Popular Nigerian singer Lanre Fasasi also known as Sound Sultan, aged 44, has died of throat cancer in the United States.
His demise was confirmed by his family members, and his manager, Efe Omorogbe, in an official statement, today, Sunday, July 11.
According to information, the 44-year-old artist, who is famous for his song “Mathematics”, had already commenced chemotherapy in one of the hospitals in US before he passed.
Sound Sultan’s career in show business started in the 1990s when he hosted shows to raise money for studio sessions.
By 1999, he had won numerous local talent-hunt shows. He released his first single “Jagbajantis” in 2000, which was a hit in Nigeria.
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After independently releasing other singles and featuring in hit songs of other artists, he was signed by Kennis Music.
Sound Sultan began a working relationship with Wyclef Jean when featured alongside 2Face Idibia and Faze on “Proud to be African” from Wyclef’s Welcome to Haiti: Creole 101 album.
In 2012, it was announced that Sound Sultan was made a UN Ambassador for Peace for his exemplary lifestyle and career.
In 2015, Sound Sultan released the rap single “Remember” after a long absence from the music scene.