The death of Olanrewaju Fasasi, Nigerian rapper, singer and songwriter better known as Sound Sultan, has sent shockwaves across the country.
The multi-talented artiste was said to have battled lymphoma — a type of blood cancer that starts in the white blood cells.
His family announced his passing in a statement released by Kayode Fasasi on Sunday.
“It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of multitalented veteran singer, rapper, songwriter Olanrewaju Fasasi a.k.a Sound Sultan,” the statement reads.
Tributes have begun to pour in for the fallen musician on social media platforms especially Twitter. Fans from different spheres of life have taken to the microblogging platform to pay their final respect.
“Such a sad thing to wake up to, the passing of Sound Sultan. He was a class act through and through. May his soul rest in peace. Love and prayers to everyone he left behind. Terrible news,” Omojuwa wrote.
“The nicest, most humble and talented person you could ever know. Sound Sultan! Rest in peace,” Frank Edoho wrote.
“Rest in peace Sound Sultan. The only mathematician. Finally free from all the “jagbajantis” of this world,” a Twitter user wrote.
Here is how fans paid their last respect to ‘Mr Jagbajantis’:
Such a sad thing to wake up to, the passing of Sound Sultan. He was a class act through and through. May his soul rest in peace. Love and prayers to everyone he left behind. Terrible news.
— JJ. Omojuwa (@Omojuwa) July 11, 2021Advertisement
Rest in peace Sound Sultan 💔
The only mathematician. Finally free from all the “jagbajantis” of this world
— ᴅᴏᴄᴛᴏᴜʀ (@wakawaka_doctor) July 11, 2021Advertisement
We are sorry Sound Sultan
You tried your best
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Your men at Rose Park will miss you
Rest in Peace pic.twitter.com/y3FP6s5Aan
— #NBBF (@nbbfonline) July 11, 2021
Moments like this just make me wonder whether life itself is worth it!
Really hoped he was going to come and give us a testimony himself.
Every soul shall taste death. Sound Sultan has tasted his, remaining us.
Innalillahi wa Inna ilayhi rajiun
May his soul rest in peace!
— Aisha Yesufu (@AishaYesufu) July 11, 2021
The nicest, most humble and talented person you could ever know.
Rest in peace.
— Frank Edoho (@frankedoho) July 11, 2021
Rest in peace Sound Sultan 🕊️, a true legend! pic.twitter.com/WpY10706Vj
— E-zrael Ani (@EzraelAni) July 11, 2021
First met Sound Sultan 23 years ago if my memory is right, in UI during the famous Havana Show. From his drive and passion for music you would know that he was destined for the top. He came, saw, and still conquering but death interrupted it. So long Mr Jagbajantis!
— Mazi Gburugburu (@Mazigburugburu1) July 11, 2021
You will never know what someone is dealing with behind closed doors. Sometimes the people with the biggest smiles are struggling the most .RIP sound sultan💔 pic.twitter.com/tqLfSguDmT
— Aramide (@_Pretty_psychoo) July 11, 2021
The news of the death of Sound Sultan shocked my whole being. Great all round guy. Too early to leave this earth. A very bad day. 💔
— Oloye Akin Alabi (@akinalabi) July 11, 2021
— FOLA (@TheFavoredWoman) July 11, 2021
RIP Sound Sultan 🕊 💔
— Rinu #EndSARS🔥🔫 (@SavvyRinu) July 11, 2021
OMG!!! Rest In Peace Sound Sultan 😭💔 Absolute Legend!!! May God grant his family, his friends and fans worldwide the fortitude to bear this tragic loss.
— DeboMacaroni (@mrmacaronii) July 11, 2021
B for brotherhood. Love your neighbour as yourself
O for Objectivity
D for Democracy. No matter how bad it is, e better military
M for Modification
A – Accountability. If you been dey chop money, abegi take am easy
S for Solidarity. United we stand
Thank you Sound Sultan 💔
— ᴅᴏᴄᴛᴏᴜʀ (@wakawaka_doctor) July 11, 2021
Really terrible news about Sound Sultan, may his soul rest in peace. A true legend. One of the first celebrities to come out for the first Endsars protest. Amazing man wow
— Leo Dasilva (@SirLeoBDasilva) July 11, 2021
Sound Sultan;He sang for the souls and he will now be resting in Peace.Adieu.
— Senator Shehu Sani (@ShehuSani) July 11, 2021
We won’t forget jagbajantis ( mathematics ) by Sound Sultan an evergreen song that’ll reign forever in Nigeria. RIP legend, this one is sad 😞pic.twitter.com/5kJqWy52Sl
— OTUNBA 🇨🇦 (@ManLikeIcey) July 11, 2021
RIP Sound Sultan. Your legacy would never be forgotten. May God grant his family strength to bear this great loss. “Natural Something” was my ringtone for the longest time. It’s so sad 💔🕊
— Nengi Rebecca Hampson 👑 (@nengiofficial) July 11, 2021
Rest well Sound Sultan ❤️ we will never forget you legend 🕊pic.twitter.com/mdWswN0roG
— Vinnie (@Vinzdmw) July 11, 2021
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