play_arrow

keyboard_arrow_right

Listeners:

Top listeners:

skip_previous skip_next
00:00 00:00
chevron_left
volume_up
  • play_arrow

    Making Jump To Our Beats LagosJump Radio

Music

Remembering Sound Sultan: A Tribute to the Nigerian Music Icon

todayJune 27, 2024 2

Background
share close

Sound Sultan, born Olanrewaju Abdul-Ganiu Fasasi, was a multi-talented Nigerian artist known for his impactful music and versatile talents.

Sound Sultan, born Olanrewaju Abdul-Ganiu Fasasi, was a multi-talented Nigerian artist known for his impactful music and versatile talents.

Early Beginnings

In 1991, Sound Sultan discovered his passion for music, performing at school parties and writing his own lyrics. He credits his elder brother Baba Dee for his early influences.

Career Journey

Sound Sultan’s career took off in the 1990s, hosting shows to fund his studio sessions. He won several local talent-hunt shows before releasing his hit single “Mathematics” in 2000.

In 2007, he founded Naija Ninjas after his contract with Kennis Music expired, releasing four albums under the label. He believed in the power of music to convey important messages, spanning various genres from R&B to Afrobeat and Nigerian Fuji music.

Global Collaborations

Sound Sultan collaborated with international artists, including Wyclef Jean, featuring on projects like “Proud to be African” and “People Bad.”

UN Ambassador for Peace

Recognized for his exemplary lifestyle and career, Sound Sultan was appointed a UN Ambassador for Peace in 2012.

Return to Music

After a hiatus, Sound Sultan returned to the music scene in 2015 with the rap single “Remember,” captivating his fans once again.

Legacy and Contributions

Outside of music, Sound Sultan was involved in sports, becoming a team owner of Lagos City Stars in the African Basketball League.

Personal Life and Demise

In 2009, he married his long-term girlfriend, Chichi Morah, and they had three children. Tragically, Sound Sultan passed away on July 11, 2021, at the age of 44, after battling Angioimmunoblastic T-cell lymphoma.

Remembering His Music

Throughout his career, Sound Sultan released several albums including “Kpsshew,” “Textbook,” “Naija 007,” and “Out of The Box,” leaving behind a rich musical legacy.

Awards and Recognition

He was nominated for several awards, including The Headies Award for Album of the Year in 2012 for “Back From The Future.”

Sound Sultan’s impact on Nigerian music and his contributions to society will always be remembered, his music echoing his passion for change and societal justice.

Stay Connected with LagosJump Radio!

For exclusive content and daily updates on the hottest scene in music, follow LagosJump Radio on Instagram

Don’t forget to download our app from the Google Play Store and Apple App Store to keep the party going wherever you are.

Written by: Boluwatife

Rate it

Post comments (0)


Contact

Web: www.lagosjumpradio.com

Email: [email protected]

WhatsApp: WhatsApp Us

Telegram: Telegram Channel

Address: 11 Regent  Street, Rugby, CV21 2PE

Now PLAYING

our Location

LagosJump Radio UK is an  online streaming platform dedicated to promoting and showcasing the best afrobeats, alte, afro-fusion, and amapiano music in the West Midlands & Warwickshire
.

We believe in the power of community and the importance of supporting local enterprises. We proudly promote businesses in the West Midlands and Warwickshire counties, helping them reach the vibrant and engaged diaspora community..

0%