Sound Sultan Biography, Wiki, Wife, Age, Death, Children, Net Worth
Sound Sultan who was known as Olanrewaju Fasasi is a Nigerian rapper, singer-songwriter, actor, comedian, and recording artist. Sound Sultan is regarded as one of the pacesetters of modern hip hop music in Nigeria. He was born on 27th of November, 1976, in Jos, Plateau, Nigeria, to Mr Fasasi Liadi Alarape and Mrs Fasasi Adeyinka Ajarat. He is the fourth of six children.
From 1981 – 1987, Sound Sultan attended Stepping Stone Nursery and Primary School. After which he proceeded to the Federal Government College Ogbomosho for his Secondary education from 1988 –1993.
Afterwards, he went on to obtain a degree in geography and regional planning from the Lagos State University (LASU) in 1999.
Sound Sultan began showing interest in music in the year 1991, while he was still in secondary school. At the time, he used to write his own lyrics and also mime at school parties.
He attributed his early influence to his elder brother Baba Dee who studied theatre arts and received most of his early-stage experience through Baba Dee. He started learning how to play the guitar after his secondary school education and was in a band by 1999.
Ever since Sound Sultan rose to fame, he has dropping hits upon hits from Natural something to Orobo and Kokose featuring Wizkid.
Sound Sultan’s career in show business started in the 1990s when he hosted shows to raise money for studio sessions.
By 1999, he had won numerous local talent-hunt shows. He released his first single “Jagbajantis” in 2000, which was a hit in Nigeria. After independently releasing other singles and featuring in hit songs of other artists, he was signed by Kennis Music.
Under Kennis Music, he released four albums. By 2007, his contract with the label expired and he partnered with Baba Dee to start Naija Ninjas, a parent organization for a record label, production outfit and clothing line. After starting as a rapper, he has worked in different musical genres from R&B to Afrobeat, soul and Nigerian Fuji music. He has said that artists shouldn’t be judged on the genre in which they perform, that the important thing is the message conveyed in the music.
Under Naija Ninjas, he released Back From The Future (2010) and signed artists such as Karma Da Rapper, Young GreyC, Shawn and Blacka.
Sound Sultan began a working relationship with Wyclef Jean when featured alongside 2face Idibia and Faze on “Proud to be African” from Wyclef’s Welcome to Haiti: Creole 101 album. They have collaborated on two other projects: “King of My Country” (2009) and “People Bad” (2012).
In 2012, it was announced that Sound Sultan was made a UN Ambassador for Peace for his exemplary lifestyle and career.
In 2015, Sound Sultan released the rap single “Remember” after a long absence from the music scene.
After the fallout of the African Basketball League, Sound Sultan joined forces with the organizers of the Continental Basketball League to become a team owner of Lagos City Stars (the 2017 champions) and a facilitator of the league entertainment.
Sound Sultan featured on Honorebel’s 2019 single “Bridal” with Joe El.
As a Basketballer
He became a facilitator in the African Basketball League and was a special guest at the first NBA African Games.
As if it wasn’t enough, his love for the sport made him joined forces with the organizers of the Continental Basketball League to become a team owner of Lagos City Stars and a facilitator of the team tournament.
Sound Sultan also got involved in acting in the comedy movie “Head Gone” as produced by him and directed by Dare Fasasi. The movie features the likes of tuface Idibia, Akpororo, Basketmouth, Pappy Luwe, Basorge Tarish and a host of others.
Personal Life and Death | Sound Sultan Biography
In 2009, Sound Sultan married his long-term girlfriend Chichi Morah, now known as Farida Fasasi from the Igbo ethnic group who later changed her name to Farida Fasasi. The couple has three children (two sons and a daughter).
On May 12, 2021, It was reported that Sound Sultan was somewhere in America where he was receiving treatment in form of chemotherapy as the musician was reportedly diagnosed with throat cancer (Angioimmunoblastic T-cell Lymphoma). He died July 11, 2021, at the age of 44 as a result of complications from the illness.
Sound Sultan Songs/Discography
- African Lady
- Natural Something
- Hello Baale
- Everything Is Everything
- Luv Language
- Gud Gal
- Oko Won Lode
- Sound Buoy Killin
- Kurukomaga Remix
- Born on a Saturday
- Rewind Time
- Good girl
- Temporary Turn Permanent
In one of Sound Sultan quotes he said; “Watch the energy you put out to the universe. It is a cycle.”
- Monsura feat. Olamide – 2016
- Show me Road – 2017
- Non-Stop feat. Harrysong – 2017
- Naija Jungle – 2018
Awards and Nominations | Sound Sultan Biography
- Fame Awards for the Best New Artiste – 2003
- Best Afro Beat Song at the Fame Awards – 2003
- Most Popular Song at the Fame Awards – 2003
- Best Songwriter at the Amen Awards – 2005
- Amen Awards for the Best Afro Song – 2005
- Soundcity Awards for the Best Collabo – 2007
- Best Collabo at the Headies Award – 2010
- NMVA Best Special Effects Video – 2010
- Celebrity MVP at the DSTV NBBF All-star weekend – 2012
- The Headies Award nominee for Album of the Year (Back from The Future) – 2012
- Legendary Award at the Scream Awards – 2016
- Recipient of Scream Awards – 2017
- Headies Award for the Best Contemporary Song – 2018
Sound Sultan Biography
Date of Birth
27 November 1976
44 Years Old
11 July 2021
State of Origin
Sound Sultan Quotes
“By the time you start appreciating and having better plans for your youth, you fit don old, so…”
“You don’t hate me; you are just too used to liking me.”
“Building a legacy is a lifetime task, So I don’t have time to stop and pose with material achievements. It’s always cool to want to attach success to what you can see. The most important attributes of success are those you can feel.”
“Please never stop dreaming, but wake up and get it…”
“Progressiveness is not just about advancement, it’s also about making sure you don’t do anything in the past that could hold you back.”
“People don’t respect the humble ones but hate on the proud ones!!!”
“My brother hustle oh!! Make you no come dey explain the nutritional value of stale soup to your children!”
“Watch the energy you put out to the universe. It is a cycle.”
“Knowledge hasn’t fulfilled its course 360 if it hasn’t been passed down.”
“No crash course on life!!!!! Get that knowledge by yourself on the go, no HANDOUTS.”
“I don’t judge people to feel good about myself.”
“Keep your head up your turn will come. And you wey dey up humble your stupid self cos the young shall grow.”
“Children are the future. Teach and lead them right with your actions, not just words.”
“We have so many good cops but the bad eggs we must not fail to address… Never defend bad things, work on getting better. We can do better, each and every one of us.”
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