On Sunday, friends and fans of late Olanrewaju Fasasi, also known as Sound Sultan, gathered, including celebrities, for a procession and night of tributes to the musician, who died at the age of 44.
The procession began at ‘Stone Field’ on 23 Road, where the late musician used to play basketball and perform at music concerts. This procession proceeded down Fourth Avenue, Third Avenue, and Fifth Avenue before arriving at Federal Housing Authority (FHA) Field on 23 Road for tributes.
According to some celebrities, Fasasi was not only a humble and selfless man but also a mentor to many musicians in the music industry.
Dr. Adewale Ayuba, popularly known as Mr. Johnson, a Nigerian singer, said Sound Sultan did well in his career and took care of a lot of young artists.
“I called him Mr. Humility, and He was like a brother to me. “He has made his name to become a legend in Nigeria,” he said.
Juwonlo Iledare, also known as Jaywon, a popular Nigerian singer, described Fasasi as both a brother and a father figure to him.
Seun Ayeni, CEO of BizzyBody NG, also described Sound Sultan as a good person with a great soul. He was very supportive of other people’s causes, according to Ayeni, who is also the convener of Battle of the Sounds and AmuwoGames.
“During the last episode of Battle of the Sounds, I invited him to the grand finale; it was his birthday, but he still found time to grace the event with his presence,” he explained.
Sound Sultan was described by Mr. Richard Ekanem, also known as MC Prof, as a man who exuded good humor, humility, integrity, and dignity.
Other celebrities who attended the #HonorSoundSultan event included one of Nigeria’s A-list sound engineers, Indomix, RockSteady, AYzee, and others.
Emmanuel Davies, one of the event’s organizers, stated that the event’s goal was not only to honor Sound Sultan but also to show the world the hidden facets of his life.
“He was more than an entertainer; he was also the music industry’s only philanthropist who cared about everyone,” he said.