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10 things you probably didn’t know about Sound Sultan

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Sound Sultan, whose death was reported on Sunday, has been regarded as one of the pacesetters of modern hip hop and rap music in Nigeria.

According to family sources, the 44-year-old singer, writer and producer died of throat cancer, a disease he battled for a long time.

However, there are a number of things many Nigerians may not know about him.

These are 10 things you should know about the singer.

  1. He was born  November 27, 1976, and is the fourth out of six children.
  2. He was a rapper, singer, songwriter, actor, comedian, and recording artist regarded as one of the pacesetters of modern hip-hop music in Nigeria.
  3. He bagged BSc in Geography and Regional Planning from the Lagos State University in 1999.
  4. He started his career in show business in the 1990s and released his first single “Jagbajantis” in 2000.
  5. He was in two major record labels; Kennis Music from 1997 to 2008 and Naija Ninjas from 2008 till now.
  6. He was nominated in 2012 for the Headies Award ‘Album of the Year’ (Back From The Future).
  7. In 2012, he was made a UN Ambassador for Peace for his exemplary lifestyle and career.
  8. After the fallout of the African Basketball League, Sound Sultan joined forces with the organizers of the Continental Basketball League to become a team owner of Lagos City Stars (the 2017 champions) and a facilitator of the league entertainment.
  9. He featured on Honorebel’s 2019 single “Bridal” with Joe El.
  10. On May 12, 2021, It was reported Sound Sultan was somewhere receiving treatment in the form of chemotherapy in America as the musician was reportedly diagnosed with throat cancer.
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