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Sound Sultan

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.

Sound Sultan
Birth nameOlanrewaju Fasasi
Born (1976-11-27) November 27, 1976 (age 42)
Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria
GenresR&B, hip hop, reggae, Afrobeat
Occupation(s)Singer-songwriter, rapper, comedian, actor, musician, record producer, executive producer
Years active1996–present
LabelsKennis Music (1997–2008)
Naija Ninjas (2008 – present)
Associated acts2face Idibia, Wyclef Jean, WizKid, Sarkodie, Banky W, M.I, Faze, Plantashun Boyz, BlackFace Naija
Websitesoundsultan.com

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Early lifeEdit

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. He then acquired 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. He got most of his early stage experience from Baba Dee's influence.[2] He started learning how to play the guitar after his secondary school education and by 1999, was in a band.

CareerEdit

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 won numerous local talent hunt shows. 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 switched from R&B to 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. Some of the hit songs featured Patoranking, Sarkodie and 2Face Idibia. Sound Sultan, alongside his brother Baba Dee, made the comedy box office hit, Head Gone which is currently 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. He later went on to be a facilitator in the African Basketball League. He was also invited by the NBA to be a special guest at the first ever NBA African Games.

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 (2017 Champions) and a facilitator of the league entertainment at large.[10] In November 2017, Sound Sultan joined forces with Wizkid and 2Baba to creat Geshomo which enjoyed massive airplay all over Africa and the United Kingdom.

Personal lifeEdit

In 2009, Sound Sultan married his long-term girlfriend Chichi Morah, from the Igbo ethnic group .[11]

The couple has two children.[12]

DiscographyEdit

  • Kpseeeeeeew (2001)
  • Textbook (2004)
  • Naija 007 (2007)
  • SS4 (2008)
  • Back to The future (2010)
  • Me, My Mouth and Eye[1] (2012)
  • Out of The Box (2016)

VideographyEdit

show me road a song produced by wole oni 2017-https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SmK7oZpwRiU not stop featuring harry song 2017 -https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9R4ASFino90 naija jungle -2018 -https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qLYGnnbdoOw

Awards and nominationsEdit

  • 2003 fame awards best new artiste
  • 2003 fame awards best afro beat song
  • 2003 fame awards most popular song
  • 2005 amen awards best songwriter
  • 2005 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
  • 2012 Album of the Year (Back From The Future) (nominated)[14]
  • 2016 legendary award scream awards .
  • 2017 scream awards
  • 2018 HEADIES best contemporary song -aramide fun mi lowo mi ft sound sultan and koker

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Loading..." thenetng.com. Retrieved 2017-12-22.
  2. ^ a b "Loading..." thenetng.com. Retrieved 2017-12-22.
  3. ^ "Mathematics (Jagbajantis) | AMDB Music". AMDB Music. Retrieved 2017-12-22.
  4. ^ "Kennis:Yesterday, today and Kelly Hansome". Punchng.com. June 15, 2012. Archived from the original on April 2, 2015. Retrieved April 7, 2014.
  5. ^ a b http://www.naijarules.com/vb/all-music/29737-i-am-not-big-boy-sound-sultan.html[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ "Loading..." thenetng.com. Retrieved 2017-12-22.
  7. ^ Nkechi Opurum (August 26, 2012). "Sound Sultan features Wyclef on track | Daily Times Nigeria". Dailytimes.com.ng. Retrieved 2014-04-07.
  8. ^ Saturday, March 24, 2012 (March 24, 2012). "Sound Sultan,Goldie Made Un Ambassadors". nigeriafilms.com. Archived from the original on April 8, 2014. Retrieved April 7, 2014.CS1 maint: Multiple names: authors list (link)
  9. ^ "Fresh Music: Sound Sultan – Remember". ExclusivelyNaija. Ifode Concepts. 2015-07-25. Archived from the original on 2015-09-26. Retrieved 2017-12-22.
  10. ^ https://guardian.ng/sport/jordin-is-mvp-as-lagos-city-stars-win-cbls-may-madness/
  11. ^ "Celebrity Wedding Update: Sound Sultan | Tosin Sido | Sokleva Hughes of Rooftop MCs". Bella Naija. October 8, 2009. Retrieved 2014-04-07.
  12. ^ "Meet Sound Sultan's Beautiful Wife And Children You All Didn't Know (PHOTOS)". AKPRAISE'S BLOG. March 26, 2015. Archived from the original on September 25, 2015. Retrieved August 14, 2015.
  13. ^ "Sound Sultan Rapper features Olamide on 'Monsura' video". Pulse.ng. Joey Akan. Retrieved February 8, 2016.
  14. ^ Oyeleye, Stephen. "Sound Sultan – Naija Jungle". GbeduJamzng. Retrieved 12 June 2018.
Year Title Director Ref
2016 Monsura Featuring Olamide Capital Hill [13]