Adewale Ayuba, Jaywon join procession for late Sound Sultan in FESTAC

Singers Jaywon and Adewale Ayuba took part in the procession and night of tributes held at FESTAC, Lagos in honour of Sound Sultan who died at the age of 44.

Sound Sultan died on July 11 following a hard-fought battle with Angioimmunoblastic T-Cell Lymphoma (ATCL).

The procession on Sunday kicked off from ‘Stone Field’ on 23 Road, where the late musician played basketball and featured in music concerts.

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.

Ayuba said Sound Sultan, born Olanrewaju Fasasi, did well in his lifetime and took care of a lot of young artistes.

“He was a brother. I called him ‘Mr Humility’. He has made his name to become a legend in Nigeria,” he said.

Jaywon described the deceased as a brother and father.

“Everybody who know me in FESTAC Town know I started my career with Sound Sultan. He gave me a vest, without knowing me and that vest was what changed my career because everybody was talking about me back then,” he said.

Another artiste Adewale Adepoju, popularly known as W4, said Sound Sultan played a very significant role in his career and music industry in Nigeria.

“He did virtually everything for my career. It was like I was apprenticing under him. He’s part of my genesis,” he said.