A candlelight procession planned for the late Olanrewaju Fasasi also known as Sound Sultan has been postponed.
The Satellite Youth Forum had to postpone their planned procession in honor of the late singer due to security issues.
Sound Sultan died on July 11 after battling Angioimmunoblastic T-Cell Lymphoma. He has since been buried in New Jersey in the United States of America according to Muslim rites.
A candlelight procession was to be held today at Satellite Town, Amuwo Odofin Local Government Area of Lagos. The area of the state where the singer grew up.
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The Committee Chairman of the event, Mr. Patrick Morah C, in a statement, announced the postponement of the event, adding that the decision was taken after consultations with the Police and also other security agencies.
The statement read,
“The Satellite Town Youth Forum, organizers of the Sound Sultan Memorial Walk, hereby officially announce a postponement of the event. This decision was arrived at after due consultation with relevant security agencies in and around Satellite Town, Lagos.”
“Following a series of very violent cult-related clashes, general insecurity and a few deaths in recent time, our security advisers, made up of retired and serving military officers and the Nigeria Police have made it clear that this is not an ideal time for public gatherings of any procession as security cannot be guaranteed.”
“As a responsible organisation, we value life and cannot risk the lives of Sound Sultan’s numerous fans and members of the general public by going ahead with the event as planned. We deeply regret any inconvenience this decision may bring.”
About Sound Sultan
Sound Sultan was born on November 27, 1976. The singer and songwriter is well regarded as one of the pacesetters of modern hip hop in Nigeria. The content of his music also spoke against poverty, corruption, bad governance and societal ills in Nigeria.
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