President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with the Fasasi family over the death of singer and songwriter Sound Sultan.
Sound Sultan born Olanrewaju Fasasi died of cancer of the lymphatic system in the United States of America on Sunday at the age of 44.
Presidential spokesman Femi Adesina said in a statement issued on Monday that the president noted that Sound Sultan’s demise was a loss to the music industry and to Nigeria as a whole.
According to him, the president also said that as a celebrated rapper, singer, songwriter and actor, Sound Sultan lived an exemplary life and achieved several milestones.
The president added that the ‘Jagbajantis’ singer contributed greatly to the development of the Nigerian music and entertainment industry through his artistic ingenuity, creativity and talent, which had inspired many young Nigerians.
Buhari affirmed that Sound Sultan was also kind, generous, and deeply passionate about issues in the country, which reflected in his music and art.
He also acknowledged that the deceased, an avid basketball fan, had made telling contributions to the development of basketball in the country.
Buhari prayed for the eternal repose of the soul of the departed and divine peace and comfort for his family, friends and associates.