Nigerian singer, Olarenwaju Fasasi also known as Sound Sultan, is dead.

Sound Sultan, died following a protracted struggle With cancer, Daily Dates Nigeria.

Sound Sultan’s career in show business started in the 1990s when he hosted shows to raise money for studio sessions.

By 1999, he had won numerous local talent-hunt shows. He released his first single, “Jagbajantis”, in 2000, which was a hit in Nigeria.

After independently releasing other singles and featuring in hit songs of other artists, he was signed by Kennis Music.

His death was announced in a statement Sunday morning by his family.

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He was 44.

The statement said Sound Sultan died on Sunday of Angioimmunoblastic T-cell Lymphoma.

“It is with heavy hearty that we announce the passing of multi-talented veteran singer, rapper, songwriter Olarenwaju Fasasi A.K.A sound Sultan.

“He passed away at the age of 44 following a hard fought battle with Angioimmunoblastic T-cell Lymphoma.

“He is survived by his wife, Three children and his siblings.

“We his family will appreciate the utmost privacy as we come to grips with this tragic loss. ” The statement read.