President Muhammadu Buhari has described the death of Nigerian singer, Olanrewaju Fasisi, popularly known as Sound Sultan, as a big loss to the country.
The president made the remark on Monday in a statement of condolence to the Fasasi family.
Sound Sultan was 44 years old.
The president said as a celebrated rapper, singer, songwriter, actor, he lived an exemplary life, achieved several milestones in his career and contributed greatly to the development of the Nigerian music and entertainment industry through his artistic genius, creativity and talent, which inspired many young Nigerians in the industry.
The deceased, President Buhari affirmed, was kind, generous, and deeply passionate about issues in the country, which reflected in his music and art.
He added that as an avid basketball fan, he made telling contributions to the development of local basketball in the country.
The president prayed for the eternal repose of the soul of the departed and divine peace and comfort for the family, friends and associates.