Last Updated on September 8, 2018 by mybiohub
Exclusive biography of Nigerian artist Sound Saltan
Sound Saltan real / Birth name is Olanrewaju Fasasi, is Nigerian Singer song-writer, actor, comedian and recording artist, he was born on November 27, 1976 to the family of 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.
Sound Sultan’s career in show business started professionally in the
90s. He started hosting shows in order to raise money for studio
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 was signed by Kennis Music.
Under Kennis Music, he released four albums. By 2007, his contract with the label expired and he teamed up with his brother Baba Dee to start Naija Ninjas which
is a franchise that parents a record label, production outfit and
clothing line.He is reputed for having several styles and genres of music. After
starting off as a rapper, he has switched from R&B, Afrobeat, Soul
and Fuji. He believes that genre isn’t a criterion for judging an
artist, rather the form of message that is conveyed in the music is what
Under Naija Ninjas, he released Back From The Future (2010) and signed a couple of artists such as Karma Da Rapper, Young GreyC, Shawn and Blacka.
Sound Sultan has built a strong relationship with renowned international artist Wyclef Jean. Their working relationship started when he was featured alongside 2face Idibia and Faze on a song from Wyclef’s Welcome to Haiti: Creole 101
album titled “Proud to be African”. They have both gone ahead to
collaborate on two other projects: “King of My Country” (2009) and
“People Bad” (2012).
In 2012, it was announced that Sound Sultan was made a UN Ambassador for Peace for his exemplary lifestyle and career.
In 2015, Sound Sultan released another hit rap single, “Remember” after a long absence from the music scene.
Sound Sultan is a devout Muslim. In 2009, he married long-term
girlfriend Chichi Morah, who was a Christian and who is from the Igbo
ethnic group. She has since converted to Islam after getting married and
adopted the Islamic name “Farida”.The couple have two children