Nigerian celebrities and friends of late Sound Sultan have mourned the demise of the musician and basketball enthusiast.
Sound Sultan died in the early hours of Sunday in the US at the age of 44 after battling Angioimmunoblastic T-Cell Lymphoma.
The rapper’s death got the entertainment industry and his fans by surprise with some of them expressing their feelings through their social media handles.
Femi Kuti shared: “I am shocked and very SAD reading this news of the passing of Sound Sultan (HE IS FAMILY).
“I pray our Creator to give his family strength at this time.”
2baba wrote: “Rest in glory my brother @soundsultan. You will live forever in our hearts. Allah gives…
Jaywon posted: “This right here hurts different! You were the first person to support me as an artist, gave me your platform for free at a point when I was given up and homeless in Festac Lagos boss @soundsultan, no this hurts really different.
“It was still you and your elder brother I ran to before I sign my record contract with Kennis music and you told me I need it now but you are not sure I will later.
“Egbon mi this is sad, you do not drink or smoke.
“Till today I always feel funny drinking in front of you baba mi, ah, I’m scared and shaking right now.
“God why!!! I don’t even know what I’m writing again RIP BIG Brother SOUND SULTAN.”
Faze said: “Too good to be gone. Worse Sunday ever.
“RIP my brother and friend.”
Comedian Mr Macaroni said, “This is so painful. Rest In Peace Legend!! May God grant his family, friends and fans worldwide the fortitude to bear this tragic loss.”
Singer Nikki Laoye, who found the news hard to believe, wrote on her IG comment section, “My brother, gosh, pls say something. Hope this isn’t true. We still chatted recently.”
Bigbirdkuti (Seun Kuti)” Rest in peace big King.Truly one of the best humans I ever met. What a man! I’ll miss you OG. Your talent is still unmatched.My family and I offer our deepest condolences to your lovely family”.
Nollywood actress, Funkejenifaakindele said, “Odun mi O!! Odun mi!!, Lanre ha!! Eleyi dun mi!! Sun re Ore m. Bi mo se soju e, ma se eyin re Oluwa a duro ti iyawo ati awon omo e!! Oluwa a pa gbogbo asise e re!!
Inu mi baje!!Kai!”
OAP toolzo, “I am so confused… We spoke not too long ago you said you were getting better and the doctors with how you were coping, This isn’t it. My heart is with your wife and kids💔💔”