The ancient Iseyin, in Oyo State has lost a fare asset in the death of Olanrewaju AbdulGaniy Fasasi popularly called Sound Sultan.
This was the summary of Governor 'Seyi Makinde, on Sunday, when he described the death of multi-talented singer as Sound Sultan as a huge loss to the state and the entertainment world.
Makinde was quoted in a statement by Moses Alao as saying, "I commiserate with the family of Sound Sultan, the good people of Iseyinland, all residents of Oyo State and players in the entertainment industry.”
While commiserating with the immediate family of the artiste, the Iseyin community and the entertainment industry on what he described as the demise of a truly great ambassador of Oyo State, Makinde Sound Sultan was "a humble, unassuming but truly great talent and a shining light who has positively impacted the society with his act."
According to Makinde, Sound Sultan, left the world at a young age of 44, but he made his mark and left strong messages for the Nigerian society through various songs with thematic preoccupations that centre on politics, commitment and service to fatherland, among others.
He charged youths in the state to borrow a leaf from the pages of Sound Sultan's books, as according to him, the late singer showed great example on how to manage fame as a young person.
The governor said: "The news of the death of popular singer and producer, Lanre Fasasi popularly known as Sound Sultan, unsettled me greatly.
"From afar, Sound Sultan cuts the figure of a well-bred young man, who achieved stardom by dint of hard work and managed to remain relevant without falling to the entrapments of fame and youthful exuberance.
"In him, Oyo State lost a truly great but humble artiste and ambassador. We lost an individual who tried his best to positively impact his society through entertainment.”