The late Nigerian singer, Olanrewaju Fasasi, a.k.a Sound Sultan, had urged Nigerians to celebrate people while they were alive.
This was his last appeal on Instagram before his demise.
According to Sound Sultan, it is necessary to give accolades to people while they are alive instead of after death.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reported that in a statement by his brother, Mr Kayode Fasasi, on behalf of the family, Sound Sultan died at the age of 44.
The statement added that the late singer and songwriter was survived by his wife, three children and his siblings.
The statement reads:
“It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of Multi-talented veteran singer, rapper, songwriter, Onlanrewaju 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 appreciate the utmost privacy as we come to grips with this tragic loss.”