7 SONGS THAT DEFINE SOUND SULTAN (1976 – 2021)

 7 SONGS THAT DEFINE SOUND SULTAN (1976 – 2021)

Sound Sultan was a Nigerian rapper, singer, songwriter, actor, comedian, and recording artist. He was regarded as one of the pacesetters of modern hip hop music in Nigeria. He was notable for using his music to speak against poverty, corruption, bad governance and societal ills in Nigeria.

In 1991, he had taken an interest in music, miming at school parties and writing his own lyrics. He attributed his early influence to his elder brother Baba Dee who studied theater arts, and received most of his early stage experience through Baba Dee. He started learning how to play the guitar after his secondary school education and was in a band by 1999.

Let’s take a quickie at 7 songs that defines the legend who’s gone but not forgotten

MATHEMATICS

Mathematics: This was the song that broke him and made him a household name, a classic till date and still loved by kids as he teaches us Mathematics in a conscious way

AREA

Area: Another art of story telling, where Sound Sultan tells the tales of the average Nigerian seeking greener pastures away from the motherland.

2010 featuring M.I

2010: Another of Sound Sultan conscious efforts telling us of the lies of our politicians and their futuristic promises, he featured M.I on this

CRAZE WORLD

Craze World: A remake of Afro beats legend Fela Anikulapo Kuti. This is another classic.

HELLO BAALE

Hello Baale: Here’s one song that plugges Sound Sultan in the classic class of Asha, Lagbaja and co.

VERY GOOD BAD GUY

Very Good Bad Guy: This was particularly our favourite way back as a Good Bad Guy out of Naija doing dirt & good at thesame time

BUSH MEAT (OLE) featuring 2BABA & W4

In 2009, Sound Sultan married his long-term girlfriend Chichi Morah, now known as Farida Fasasi. They had three children. On May 12, 2021, it was reported that Sound Sultan was somewhere in the USA receiving chemotherapy as he was reportedly diagnosed Angioimmunoblastic T-cell lymphoma in the throat. He died July 11, 2021 at the age of 44 as a result of complications from the illness.

Rest in Peace to the sultan (The King) of Sound

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