Musician
Olanrewaju Fasasi(Sound Sultan)
Musician
Sound Sultan (born Olanrewaju Fasasi[1]on November 27, 1976 is a Nigerian rapper, singer-songwriter, actor, comic and recording artist. He is thought to be one of many pacesetters of recent hip hop music in Nigeria.
Early life
Sound Sultan is the fourth baby amongst six kids to Fasasi Liadi Alarape (Father) and Fasasi Adeyinka Ajarat (Mother).[citation needed] He attended Stepping Stone Nursery and Primary (1981–1987) college earlier than transferring to Federal Government College Ogbomosho (1988–1993) to achieve his secondary college training earlier than buying a level in Geography and Regional Planning from Lagos State University in 1999.
By 1991, he began taking a eager curiosity in music, miming at college events and writing his personal lyrics. He attributes his early affect to his elder brother Baba Dee, who studied Theatre Arts. Most of his early stage expertise was gotten via Baba Dee’s affect. He began studying the way to play the guitar after his secondary college training and by 1999 he had a band.
Career
Sound Sultan’s profession in present enterprise began professionally within the 90s. He began internet hosting reveals to be able to increase cash for studio periods.
By 1999 he had received quite a few native expertise hunt reveals, then he launched his first single “Jagbajantis” in 2000, which went on to be an immediate hit and a basic music in Nigeria. After independently releasing different singles and that includes in hit songs of different artists, he was signed by Kennis Music.
Under Kennis Music, he launched 4 albums. By 2007, his contract with the label expired and he teamed up together with his brother Baba Dee to begin Naija Ninjas which is a franchise that oldsters a document label, manufacturing outfit and clothes line. He is reputed for having a number of kinds and genres of music. After beginning off as a rapper, he has switched from R&B, Afrobeat, Soul and Fuji. He believes that style is not a criterion for judging an artist, fairly the type of message that’s conveyed within the music is what issues.
Under Naija Ninjas, he launched Back From The Future (2010) and signed a few artists akin to Karma Da Rapper, Young GreyC, Shawn and Blacka.
Sound Sultan has constructed a robust relationship with famend worldwide artist Wyclef Jean. Their working relationship began when he was featured alongside 2face Idibia and Faze on a music from Wyclef’s Welcome to Haiti: Creole 101 album titled “Proud to be African”. They have each gone forward to collaborate on two different initiatives: “King of My Country” (2009) and “People Bad” (2012).[7]
In 2012, it was introduced that Sound Sultan was made a UN Ambassador for Peace for his exemplary way of life and profession.
In 2015, Sound Sultan launched one other hit rap single, “Remember” after a protracted absence from the music scene.
Personal life
Sound Sultan is a religious Muslim. In 2009, he married lengthy-time period girlfriend Chichi Morah, who was a Christian and who’s from the Igbo ethnic group. She has since transformed to Islam after getting married and adopted the Islamic identify “Farida”.
The couple have two kids.