President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed sadness over the death of Olanrewaju Fasasi, popularly known as Sound Sultan.
The Nigerian president mourned the singer in a statement released through his media aide, Femi Adesina on Monday.
Buhari in the statement described the death of the 44-year-old singer as a loss to the music industry and Nigeria.
He further stated that the songwriter, “lived an exemplary life and achieved several milestones in his career”.
According to Buhari, Sound Sultan contributed greatly to the development of music and entertainment through his artistic genius, creativity and talent, which has inspired many.
Buhari added that the deceased was kind, generous, and deeply passionate about issues in the country, which was reflected in his music and art.
“As an avid basketball fan, he made telling contributions to the development of local basketball in the country,” the statement added.
Buhari prayed for the repose of the soul of the departed and comfort for his family, friends and associates.