Orji Kalu, chief whip of the senate, has described the late Sound Sultan as an artiste “blessed with various skills”.

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The renowned entertainer, born Olanrewaju Fasasi, died on Sunday after battling cancer.

In a statement issued on Sunday in Abuja, Kalu said Sound Sultan is one of the best in Nigeria’s entertainment industry and urged youths to use their talents and skills to add value to society.

The former governor of Abia said the late artist gave his best to the entertainment industry beyond the shores of Nigeria.

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“I join stakeholders in the entertainment industry in mourning the demise of the renowned rapper and sound artist, Olanrewaju Fasasi (Sound Sultan),” he said.

“The deceased was a talented song writer, recording artist, rapper, comedian and actor.

“He was blessed with various skills.

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“The deceased carved a niche for himself in the music industry as a talented artist.

“His demise is a huge loss to the entertainment industry and Nigeria in general,’’ he said.

Kalu prayed for the repose of the soul of Fasasi who died at the age of 44.

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