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Lagos to immortalize music legend Sound Sultan with FESTAC Music Festival

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The Lagos State Government has announced that it will henceforth sponsor FESTAC Music Festival which was initiated by the late singer and songwriter, Olanrewaju Fasasi, popularly known as Sound Sultan.

The Special Adviser to the Lagos State Governor on Tourism, Arts and Culture, Mr. Solomon Bonu said the singer’s vision of raising young talents will be kept alive.

He also stated that the event will be held annually and will span for a period of four days in December.

Dare Fasasi, brother to the late singer, who is the Festival Director and Chief Executive of Naija Ninja Production, thanked the State Government for the support.

Sound Sultan died on the morning of Sunday, July 11, 2021, after a long battle with angioimmunoblastic T-Cell Lymphoma, at the age of 44.

The Festac Music Festival is a registered franchise of Naija Ninja Music, which started in 2017 to celebrate young talent and foster relationships and unity in the community.

The fourth edition, which was held on December 30, 2021, etched memories in the hearts of many was marked in honour of the late singer. Lagos will, from now on, celebrate the festival in memory of Sound Sultan.

Abass Latifat Olamide is an undergraduate student of English Language at the Lagos State University. She is an extrovert by nature and admires hard work and consistency. Follow her on Twitter @Lartholomo,Instagram@Lartholomo,FB page@AbassLatifatOlamide.

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