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Sound Sultan Biography: Career, Family, Songs, Awards, and Death

Sound Sultan is a renowned Nigerian rapper, songwriter, singer, actor, comedian, recording artist, basketball player, businessman, and co-owner of the Lagos City Stars basketball club.

Early Life

Olanrewaju Fasasi, also known as Sound Sultan, was born on November 27th, 1976 in Plateau State, Nigeria to Mr. Fasasi Lidadi Alarape and Mrs. Fasasi Adeyinka Ajarat.

Fasasi is the fourth of his parents’ six adult children. Between 1981 and 1987, he attended Stepping Stone Nursery and Primary School for Nursery and Elementary education.

He later attended Federal Government College Ogbomoso for secondary school and Lagos State University for university. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Geography from Lagos State University.

Early Career

The Nigerian-born actor and rapper, better known to his fans as Sound Sultan, began his career in 1991. Then he began writing lyrics, which was inspired by his elder brother, Baba Dee.

Furthermore, Sultan learned a lot from his elder brother, Baba Dee, who studied Theatre Arts and taught him how to play the guitar. In fact, Sound Sultan later joined the band.


° Back to the future – 2010

° Bush Meat – 2011

° Me, My Mouth and Eye – 2012

° Remember – 2015

° Kpseeeeeeew – 2001

° Textbook – 2004

° Naija 007 – 2007

° Bad as e bad – 2015

° Monsura – 2015

° Geshomo feat Wizkid and 2face Idibia – 2017

° SS4 – 2008

° Naija Jungle – 2018

° Odo – 2019

° Out of The Box – 2016


° Monsura feat. Olamide – 2016

° Show me Road – 2017

° Naija Jungle – 2018

° Non-Stop feat. Harrysong


Is Sound Sultan Married?

Sound Sultan got married In 2009 to Chichi Morah, now Farida Fasasi. He had three children with his wife.


Awards And Nominations

Since he rose to fame, Sound Sultan has won many hearts, and awards and has been nominated on several occasions. These are some of his awards and nominations:

° Legendary Award at the Scream Awards – 2016

° Fame Awards for the Best New Artiste – 2003

° Best Afro Beat Song at the Fame Awards – 2003

° Recipient of Scream Awards – 2017

° Headies Award for the Best Contemporary Song – 2018

° Best Songwriter at the Amen Awards – 2005

° Amen Awards for the Best Afro Song – 2005

° Celebrity MVP at the DSTV NBBF All-star weekend – 2012

° The Headies Award nominee for Album of the Year (Back from The Future) – 2012

° Most Popular Song at the Fame Awards – 2003

° Soundcity Awards for the Best Collabo – 2007

° Best Collabo at the Headies Award – 2010

° NMVA Best Special Effects Video – 2010


° “Please never stop dreaming, but wake up and get it…”

° “Progressiveness is not just about advancement, it’s also about making sure you don’t do anything in the past that could hold you back.”

° “By the time you start appreciating and having better plans for your youth, you fit don old, so…”

° “My brother hustle oh!! Make you no come dey explain the nutritional value of stale soup to your children!”

° “You don’t hate me; you are just too used to liking me.”

° “People don’t respect the humble ones but hate the proud ones!”

° “Building a legacy is a lifetime task, So I don’t have time to stop and pose with material achievements. It’s always cool to want to attach success to what you can see. The most important attributes of success are those you can feel.”


He died of Throat Cancer on July 11th, 2021.

Net Worth

Sound Sultan’s net worth is estimated to be $4 million.


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