The Federal Government of Nigeria has reacted to the death of Olanrewaju Fasasi, popularly known as Sound Sultan.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, in a statement issued in Lagos on Monday, said he is shocked and saddened by the untimely demise of Sound Sultan.
The Minister described Sound Sultan’s death as a great loss not just to his family and the Creative Industry but to Nigeria as a whole.
He expressed his condolences to the family, friends and fans of the departed Artiste.
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”Our prayers and thoughts are with his wife, children and indeed his entire family at this time. May God comfort and strengthen them.
He also asked God to grant repose to the soul of the departed,”
Sound Sultan died on Sunday at the age of 44, months after he was diagnosed with throat cancer.
His death was confirmed by a family member, Dr Kayode Fasasi, in a statement on Sunday.
The deceased is survived by his wife, three children and his siblings.
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