THE Lagos State Government has announced it will preserve the legacy of the late Nigerian musician, Olanrewaju Fasasi 'Sound Sultan' by hosting the Festac Music Festival in honour of his memory. The Special Adviser to the Lagos State Governor on Tourism, Arts and Culture, Mr. Solomon Bonu disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday, January 12, 2022.
This year's event will be the third edition of the Festac Music Festival and the first held after the death of Sound Sultan.
Mr. Bonu's statement partly read: “The present administration saw the need to support the vision of Sound Sultan, through a company in which he has equity – Naija Ninja Production, to develop more creative minds and take interested youths off the streets.
“The Festac music festival was supported by the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture to honour Sound Sultan, preserve his legacy, and appreciate his contributions to the music industry, and the festival will hold annually for four days every December.”
The Chief Executive Officer of Sound Sultan’s Naija Ninja Production, Mr. Dare Fasasi, thanked the state government for the recognition of Sound Sultan and said that the state's vision to enhance the skills of young, creative, and talented Lagosians is a step in the right direction.
Sound Sultan was a Nigerian musical talent that endured many generations with a career spanning the different decades of 2Face Idibia, Dbanj, Olamide, WizKid, Davido, and the new school just before his death in 2021.