By Bamidele Lawson
Top comedian and actor, Bright Okpocha, popularly known as Basketmouth, has described the late Nigerian Singer, Sound Sultan, real name Olanrewaju Fasasi as one of the most creative humans ever. The late Sound Sultan passed away Sunday, July 11, 2021.
The United State Consulate in Lagos has also mourned the late musician.
In an emotional tribute on his official Facebook page, Basketmouth, wrote: “For over 20yrs, not once did I see you lose your cool, a wise man, a humble man, kind hearted…a true definition of a good friend.”
The popular comedian further mourned, “I will definitely miss those very early hours of the day that I will call you and share my crazy ideas with you, while taking notes as you throw in your genius touch.
“You were selfless, discipline and professional, unarguably one of the best writers I’ve seen, a brilliant actor, musician and even though you never did it…you were one of the best comedians I’ve ever seen.
“One of the most creative humans I’ve ever met, extremely intelligent, with so much love to give.
“We lost a good man today, we lost a great man.
“You were the best of us all and I will miss you so much.
“I love you Salty Salty. @soundsultan.”
Similarly, in a tweet on its verified twitter account, the United States Consulate in Lagos on Sunday July 11, 2021, said Sound Sultan “inspired many with his advocacy on youth election engagement & non violence. Our deepest condolences to his family.”
According to a statement by his family, the singer died after “a hard fought battle with Angioimmunoblastic T-cell Lymphoma,” a rare form of non-Hodgkin lymphoma, which is a group of related malignancies (cancers) that affect the lymphatic system (lymphomas),