Former Governor of Abia State and Chief Whip of the Senate, Dr. Orji Kalu has lamented the passing of popular singer and recording artist, Olanrewaju Fasasi popularly known as Sound Sultan.
Describing the talented rapper and comedian as one of the best in the Nigerian entertainment industry, Kalu urged the Nigerian youth to use their talents and skills to add value to the society as Fasasi did.
Kalu, in a statement issued on Sunday in Abuja, said that Sound Sultan’s death is a huge loss to the entertainment industry and Nigeria.
The former governor of Abia, stressed the need to properly harness the country’s entertainment industry to create jobs and wealth for Nigerians.
According to Kalu, the late artist gave his best to the entertainment industry beyond the shores of Nigeria.
He said, “I join stakeholders in the entertainment industry in mourning the demise of the renowned rapper and sound artist, Olanrewaju Fasasi (Sound Sultan).
“The deceased was a talented songwriter, recording artist, rapper, comedian and actor.
“He was blessed with various skills.
“The deceased carved a niche for himself in the music industry as a talented artist.
“His demise is a huge loss to the entertainment industry and Nigeria in general.’’
Kalu, however, prayed for the repose of the soul of Sound Sultan, who died at the age of 44.