Veteran Nigerian singer and actor, Olarenwaju Fasasi, popularly known as Sound Sultan is dead.
He died of cancer at the age of 44
His demise was announced by his family on Sunday via a statement
The singer passed away Sunday, July 11, 2021, his family announced in a statement.
According to the statement, Sound Sultan died after “a hard fought battle with Angioimmunoblastic T-cell Lymphoma,” a rare form of non-Hodgkin lymphoma, which is a group of related malignancies (cancers) that affect the lymphatic system (lymphomas), according to NORD’s rarediseases.org.
Sound Sultan is survived by his wife, three children and his siblings.
His family pleads with the public for privacy as they come to grips with the tragic loss.
Born Olarenwaju Fasasi, Sound Sultan started his career in show business in the 90s when he hosted shows to raise money for studio sessions.
He released his debut single “Jagbajantis” in 2000, which became an instant hit in Nigeria.
After independently releasing other singles and featuring in hit songs of other artists, he was signed by Kennis Music under which he released four albums.
I can no longer hid I was born, bred a CCC member – Funke Akindele
Funke Akindele, An Actress turned-politician has declared she is a member of Celestial Church of Christ (CCC) saying she was born and raised in the White garment Church .
She stated this in a viral video where she was seen in a CCC wearing the garment accompanied with her elder sister.
The Actress said she often visits celestial church secretly whenever faced with challenges.
Reassuring members of the church, Akindele stated that she ceased hiding her membership of CCC and called on clergy men to keep praying for her.
Funke Akindele is the Lagos State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Gubernatorial candidate running mate.
Tanzanian Police release Kizz Daniel from custody
Nigerian singer, Oluwatobiloba Anidugbe, better known as Kizz Daniel has been released from the custody of the Tanzanian police
The Chairman, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa disclosed this in a tweet.
The Nigerian singer was arrested following alleged failure to perform at the Warehouse, Old Nextdoor Arena in the East African country on Sunday night as part of his Afro Classic World Tour.
His failure to turn up led to fans damaging part of the concert arena.
The organisers had Kizz Daniel and some of his crew members arrested by policemen from their hotel as a result of the no-show.
“He has just been released but his lawyers will report to the station tomorrow. He should be home anytime soon”, Dabiri tweeted in response to how the Nigerian Embassy in Tanzania was assisting Daniel.
Femi, Seun Remembers Fela 25 years after death
The Kuti family on Tuesday marked the 25th death anniversary of late Afrobeat legend, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti.
Remembering their late father, who died on August 2, 1997, Femi and Seun Anikulapo-Kiti, also musicians, paid tribute to the legendary singer.
Hailing Fela as the soul of Afrobeat, Femi noted that he missed his father, even after 25 years of the icon’s demise.
Sharing a post in the early hours of Tuesday, Femi Anikulapo-Kuti said, “25 years on, still in our hearts. I miss you more and more. The one and only Abami Eda #FELA. The soul of #Afrobeat.”
On his part, Seun Kuti said, “25 years ago, you transitioned. Words can’t begin to express how much more alive you have become in spirit, as we continue to strive for the Africa you fought for. We continue to ask that you allow your light to guide our path. Ase!!”
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