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Friday, December 28, 2012

Early Life of Sound-Sultan

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Sound Sultan and Latasha
Sound Sultan was born Olanrewaju Fasasi as the fourth child amongst six children to Fasasi Liadi Alarape (Father) and Fasasi Adeyinka Ajarat (Mother). He attended Stepping Stone Nursery and Primary(1981-1987) school before moving to Federal Government College Ogbomosho(1988-1993) to attain his secondary school education before acquiring a degree in Geography and Regional Planning from Lagos State University in 1999. By 1991, Sound Sultan started taking a keen interest in music, miming at school parties and writing his own lyrics. He attributes his early influence to his elder brother. Baba Dee who studied Theatre Arts,most of his early stage experience was gotten through Baba Dee’s influence. He started learning how to play the Guitar after his secondary school education, by 1999 he already had a band.
         Sound Sultan’s career in show business started professionally in the 90’s. He started hosting shows in order to raise money for studio sessions. The most prominent show he emceed was a talent show that discovered the likes of P-Square and Mr. Raw Nwanne. By 1999 he had won numerous local talent hunt shows, then he released his first single Jagbajantis in 2000 which went on to be an instant hit and a classic song in Nigeria. After independently releasing other singles and featuring in hit songs of other artists he got signed by Kennis Music .Under kennis Music, he released four albums
Sound Sultan is a devoted Muslim. In 2009, he married long-term girlfriend Chichi Morah who was a Christian and who is from the Igbo ethnic tribe. She has since converted to Islam after getting married and adopted the Islamic name “Farida”. The couple have two children
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