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Sound Sultan
Birth name Olanrewaju Fasasi
Also known as Sound Sultan
Born November 27, 1976 (age 41)
JosPlateau State, Nigeria
Genres R&Bhip hopreggaeAfrobeat
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter, rapper, comedian, actor, musician, record producer, executive producer
Years active 1996–present
Labels Kennis Music (1997–2008)
Naija Ninjas (2008 – present)
Associated acts 2face IdibiaWyclef JeanWizKidSarkodieBanky WM.IFazePlantashun BoyzBlackFace Naija
Website soundsultan.com

Sound Sultan (born Olanrewaju Fasasi[1] on November 27, 1976[citation needed]) is a Nigerian rapper, singer-songwriter, actor, comedian and recording artist. He is regarded as one of the pacesetters of modern hip hop music in Nigeria.

Early life

Sound Sultan is the fourth child amongst six children to Fasasi Liadi Alarape (Father) and Fasasi Adeyinka Ajarat (Mother).[citation needed] He attended Stepping Stone Nursery and Primary (1981–1987) school before moving to Federal Government College Ogbomosho (1988–1993) to attain his secondary school education before acquiring a degree in Geography and Regional Planning from Lagos State University in 1999.[citation needed]

By 1991, he started taking a keen interest in music, miming at school parties and writing his own lyrics. He attributes his early influence to his elder brother Baba Dee, who studied Theatre Arts. Most of his early stage experience was gotten through Baba Dee’s influence.[2] He started learning how to play the guitar after his secondary school education and by 1999 he had a band.

Career

Sound Sultan’s career in show business started professionally in the 90s. He started hosting shows in order to raise money for studio sessions.

By 1999 he had won numerous local talent hunt shows, then he released his first single “Jagbajantis” in 2000,[3] which went on to be an instant hit and a classic song in Nigeria. After independently releasing other singles and featuring in hit songs of other artists, he was signed by Kennis Music.[4]

Under Kennis Music, he released four albums. By 2007, his contract with the label expired[5] and he teamed up with his brother Baba Dee to start Naija Ninjas which is a franchise that parents a record label, production outfit and clothing line.[5] He is reputed for having several styles and genres of music. After starting off as a rapper, he has switched from R&B, Afrobeat, Soul and Fuji. He believes that genre isn’t a criterion for judging an artist, rather the form of message that is conveyed in the music is what matters.[6]

Under Naija Ninjas, he released Back From The Future (2010) and signed a couple of artists such as Karma Da Rapper, Young GreyC, Shawn and Blacka.[2]

Sound Sultan has built a strong relationship with renowned international artist Wyclef Jean. Their working relationship started when he was featured alongside 2face Idibia and Faze on a song from Wyclef’s Welcome to Haiti: Creole 101 album titled “Proud to be African”. They have both gone ahead to collaborate on two other projects: “King of My Country” (2009) and “People Bad” (2012).[7]

In 2012, it was announced that Sound Sultan was made a UN Ambassador for Peace for his exemplary lifestyle and career.[8]

In 2015, Sound Sultan released another hit rap single, “Remember”[9] after a long absence from the music scene.

SOUND SULTAN ALSO RELEASED HIS SUCCESSFUL  7TH ALBUM IN 2016 TITLED OUT OF THE BOX ,HIT SONGS FT PATO RANKING ,SARKODIE ,2FACE IDIBIA , THAT RECORDED GREAT OFFLINE  ONLINE SALES ON ITUNES SPOTIFY ETC .

SOUND SULTAN ALONGSIDE HIS BROTHER BABA DEE MADE A HUGE BOX OFFICE SUCCESS OF A COMEDY MOVIE CALLED HEADGONE ,STILL ON NETFLIX .SOUND SULTAN WHO USED TO PLAY BASKETBALL FOR THE DODAN WARRIORS ,PARTNERED WITH A FEW INVESTORS AND PURCHASED SHARES IN THE LAGOS BASKETBALL TEAM LAGOS ISLANDERS IN 2015, LATER WENT AHEAD TO BE A FACILITATOR IN THE AFRICAN BASKETBALL LEAGUE , HE WAS INVITED BY THE NBA TO BE A SPECIAL GUEST AT THE 1ST EVER NBA AFRICA GAMES http://www.pulse.ng/sports/nba-africa-game-52-yr-old-hakeem-olajuwon-mutombo-others-thrill-fans-in-south-africa-id4032861.html . AFTER THE FALL OUT OF THE AFRICAN BASKETBALL LEAGUE SOUND SULTAN JOINED FORCES WITH THE ORGANISERS OF CONTINENTAL BASKETBALL LEAGUE TO BECOME A TEAM OWNER OF LAGOS CITY STARS (2017 CHAMPIONS )AND A FACILITATOR OF THE LEAGUE ENTERTAINMENT AT LARGE https://guardian.ng/sport/jordin-is-mvp-as-lagos-city-stars-win-cbls-may-madness/ ,SOUND SULTAN IN NOVEMBER 2017 JOINED FORCES WITH WIZKID AND 2BABA TO CREAT THE MONSTER HIT GESHOMO , ENJOY MASSIVE AIRPLAYS ALL OVER AFRICA AND THE UNITED KINGDOM . 2018 THE UNITED NATIONS PEACE AMBASSADOR ,AS PLANS OF CONTINUING HIS SECONDARY SCHOOL TOUR TITLED OUTSIDE THE BOX SCHOOL TOUR .https://www.google.com.ng/search?q=SOUND+SULTANS+SCHOOL+TOUR&tbm=isch&source=iu&ictx=1&fir=K_ngKUsjy5NKYM%253A%252C4Dx4Ku0p46mXlM%252C_&usg=__na9rTFXDzrl6jzjqBpY_iMe8cPw%3D&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwipj4uuu5fZAhXEJcAKHWkqCGsQ9QEILzAE&biw=911&bih=434#imgrc=K_ngKUsjy5NKYM:

Personal life

Sound Sultan in 2009, he married long-term girlfriend Chichi Morah, from the Igbo ethnic group .[10]

The couple have two children.[11]

 SOUND SULTAN AND HIS LOVELY WIFE ON 3RD MARCH 2014 WELCOMED BABY NUMBER 3 ABIDEMI ABDUL KHALIQ FASASI.
 2016 SOUNDSULTAN ACQUIRED A NEW HOUSE AS HE CELEBRATED HIS 40TH BIRTHDAY .

Discography

  • 2001– Kpseeeeeeew
  • 2004– Textbook
  • 2007– Naija 007
  • 2008– SS4
  • 2010– Back to The future
  • 2012– Me, My Mouth and Eye[1]

2016 – OUT OF THE BOX http://www.pulse.ng/entertainment/music/sound-sultan-out-of-the-box-album-review-legendary-delivery-id5794534.html

Videography

Year Title Director Ref
2016 Monsura Featuring Olamide Capital Hill [12]

Awards and nominations

  • [2003 .fame awards best new artiste
       fame awards best afro beat song 
       fame awards most popular song

2005 amen awards best song writer

      amen awards best afro song

2007 soundcity awards best collabo 2010 best collabo headies 2010 nmva best specialeffects video 2012 celebrity mvp DSTV NBBF ALL STAR WEEKEND 2016 legendary award scream awards . 2017 scream awards

[The Headies]]

References

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  3. Jump up^ “Mathematics (Jagbajantis) | AMDB Music”AMDB Music. Retrieved 2017-12-22.
  4. Jump up^ “Kennis:Yesterday, today and Kelly Hansome”. Punchng.com. June 15, 2012. Retrieved 2014-04-07.
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  7. Jump up^ Nkechi Opurum (August 26, 2012). “Sound Sultan features Wyclef on track | Daily Times Nigeria”. Dailytimes.com.ng. Retrieved 2014-04-07.
  8. Jump up^ Saturday, March 24, 2012 (March 24, 2012). “Sound Sultan,Goldie Made Un Ambassadors”. nigeriafilms.com. Retrieved 2014-04-07.
  9. Jump up^ “Fresh Music: Sound Sultan – Remember”ExclusivelyNaija. Ifode Concepts. 2015-07-25. Archived from the original on 2015-09-26. Retrieved 2017-12-22.
  10. Jump up^ “Celebrity Wedding Update: Sound Sultan | Tosin Sido | Sokleva Hughes of Rooftop MCs”. Bella Naija. October 8, 2009. Retrieved 2014-04-07.
  11. Jump up^ “Meet Sound Sultan’s Beautiful Wife And Children You All Didn’t Know (PHOTOS)”. AKPRAISE’S BLOG. March 26, 2015. Retrieved 2015-08-14.
  12. Jump up^ “Sound Sultan Rapper features Olamide on ‘Monsura’ video”Pulse.ng. Joey Akan. Retrieved February 8, 2016.
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