The Lagos State Government has announced intentions to make Olanrewaju Abdul-Ganiu Fasasi, aka Sound Sultan, a late Nigerian singer, a national hero.
Solomon Bonu, the Special Adviser to Lagos State Governor on Tourism, Arts, and Culture, said the state will commemorate Sound Sultan for four days in December.
This was said by Bonu during the recently concluded Festac Music Festival, which was founded by the late singer and songwriter to develop young talent.
The festival will now be sponsored by the State Government, according to crooner Bonu, who spoke during the third edition of the festival, the first since Jagbajantis’ death.
He went on to say that the current administration felt the necessity to promote Sound Sultan’s vision through a corporation in which he owns a stake.
He went on to say that the current administration realized the need to assist Sound Sultan’s objective of developing more creative minds and taking interested kids off the streets through Naija Ninja Production, a company in which he has stake.
The Ministry of Tourism, Arts, and Culture financed the Festac Music Festival to honor Sound Sultan, maintain his legacy, and recognize his contributions to the music industry. “Every December, the Festac Music Festival will be held annually for four days,” Bonu stated.
Dare Fasasi, nicknamed Baba Dee, the Festival Director and Chief Executive of Naija Ninja Production, and the elder brother of the late Sound Sultan, expressed gratitude to the State Government for the honor.