THE Lagos State Government has announced plans to immortalise late Nigerian singer, Olanrewaju Abdul-Ganiu Fasasi aka Sound Sultan.
The Special Adviser to Lagos State Governor on Tourism, Arts and Culture, Solomon Bonu, said the state will celebrate Sound Sultan every December for four days in Lagos.
Bonu stated this at the just-concluded Festac Music Festival, which was initiated by the late singer and songwriter, to raise young talents.
Speaking at the third edition of the festival and the first held after the death of Jagbajantis crooner, Bonu said that the festival would henceforth enjoy the sponsorship of the State Government.
He added that the present administration saw the need to support the vision of Sound Sultan, through a company in which he has equity – Naija Ninja Production, to develop more creative minds and take interested youths off the streets.
The Festac Music Festival was supported by the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture to honour Sound Sultan, preserve his legacy, and appreciate his contributions to the music industry. Festac Music Festival will hold annually for four days every December,” Bonu said.
The Festival Director and Chief Executive of Naija Ninja Production, Dare Fasasi aka Baba Dee, who is the elder brother to late Sound Sultan, appreciated the State Government for the recognition.