Nigerian singer-songwriter Lami Philips is still reeling after the terrible loss of musician Sound Sultan, also known as Olanrewaju Fasasi, who passed away on Sunday, July 11, 2021 in the United States of America from angioimmunoblastic T-cell lymphoma.
In Philips’ eyes, Sound Sultan was truly an angel on earth, and there are certain lessons to be learned from his career.
As a result of his thoughtful actions, Lami Philips mourned that Muslim Sallah would no longer be the same.
She said: “I’ll be a year soon..A year of seeing you in everyone wearing a hat. A year of needing advice and my reflexes wanting to dial your number. A year of Sallah now being bitter sweet because Chichi won’t be serving her trusted meat while you crack everyone up…
A year of not wishing I could bring you back for Chichi and the kids. A year of hearing your voice in my heart when the world gets too cold and vile. A year of trying to comprehend how your genius never made you a proud person.. never let you forget grace and love .#1yrSoundSultan. A year of thanking God I was your beloved sister. A year of being scared to attempt finishing our silly song. A year of still not understanding how it’s you I feel this grief for. A year of of why, how… and “I wish”
A year. Ko ye mi.. sugbon o ye Oluwa.”
Early on that terrible day, Sound Sultan lost his fight with cancer. He was laid to rest in accordance with Muslim practices and traditions.
In the United States, Sound Sultan was buried in New Jersey in front of his heartbroken spouse and brothers.