Jaywon and Adewale Ayuba, Nigerian singers, joined others on Sunday night for a candlelight procession held in honour of Sound Sultan, the late rapper, at Festac Town in Lagos.
TheCable Lifestyle had reported how the 44-year-old music star died from lymphoma — a type of cancer that starts in the white blood cells.
His was thereafter buried at the Marlboro Muslim Cemetry in New Jersey, acccording to Islamic rites.
In now-viral clips from the event, several fans of the iconic rapper could be seen wearing black t-shirts with his face on them.
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They also held candles and waved balloons in the singer’s honour while they sang in solemn voices.
The procession had started from ‘Stone Field’ axis of Festac, where Sound Sultan played basketball and featured in music concerts.
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It continued through Fourth Avenue to Third Avenue then to Fifth Avenue before the participants converged at Federal Housing Authority (FHA) Field on 23 Road for tributes.
Several Nigerian celebrities have earlier penned touching tributes to honour the demise of the singer.
President Muhammadu Buhari had also mourned the singer, describing his death as a great loss to the country.
“Sound Sultan’s demise is not only a loss to the Nigerian music industry, but to the country as a whole,” he had said.
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