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Olanrewaju Abdul-Ganiu Fasasi

Sound Sultan
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Updated: Nov 17, 2021

He was born on November 27, 1976, in Jos, Plateau state as the fourth of six children.

He attended Stepping Stone Nursery and Primary School for his basic education after which he proceeded to the Federal Government College, Ogbomoso for his secondary education from 1988-1993.

Upon completing his secondary education, he moved on to bag a degree in Geography and Regional Planning from Lagos State University in 1999.

Sound Sultan developed a passion for music in 1991 while he was still in secondary school. He started miming at school parties and writing his own lyrics. His show business career started in 1996 when he hosted shows to raise money for studio sessions. In 2000, he released his first single ‘Jagbanjantis’ which soon became a street sensation. Following the success of his single, he went on to release other songs and got signed into Kennis Music afterwards where he released four albums.

He left Kennis Music in 2007 after his contract expired and teamed up with his brother, Baba Dee, to start Naija Ninjas, a parent organization for a record label, production outfit and clothing line.

Aside from being a rapper, Sound Sultan has dabbled into other genres of music like R&B, Afrobeat, Fuji and Soul. He believes that musicians should not be judged based on their music genre but by the message passed in the music.

Owing to his impeccable lifestyle and career, he became a UN Ambassador for Peace in 2012.

He died on July 11, 2021 after a fierce battle with throat cancer. He was 44 years old.

ALBUMS

2016 – Out of the Box

2012 – Me, My Mouth and Eye

2010 – Back to the Future

2008 – SS4

2007 – Naija 007

2004 – Textbook p

2001 – Kpseeeeeeew

 

AWARDS

2018 – The Headies, Best Contemporary Song

2017 – Scream Awards Recipient

2016 – Scream Awards, Legendary Award

2012 – DSTV NBBF All-Star Weekend, Celebrity MVP

2010 – NMVA, Best Special Effects Video

2010 – The Headies, Best Collabo

2007 – Soundcity Awards, Best Collabo

2005 – Amen Awards, Best Afro Song

2005 – Amen Awards, Best Songwriter

2003 – Fame Awards, Most Popular Song

2003 – Fame Awards, Best Afro Beat Song

2003 – Fame Awards, Best New Artiste 

 

PERSONAL LIFE

Sound Sultan is married to Chichi Morah, now Farida Fasasi and they are blessed with three children

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