Sound Sultan (born Olanrewaju Fasasi on November 27, 1976 is a Nigerian rapper, singer-songwriter, actor, comedian and recording artist. He is regarded as one of the pacesetters of modern hip hop music in Nigeria. Sound Sultan is the fourth of six children to 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. He then acquired a degree in geography and regional planning from Lagos State University in 1999.
By 1991, he had taken an interest in music, miming at school parties and writing his own lyrics. He attributes his early influence to his elder brother Baba Dee who studied theatre arts, and received most of his early stage experience through Baba Dee. He started learning how to play the guitar after his secondary school education and was in a band by 1999.
Under Kennis Music, he released four albums. By 2007, his contract with the label expired and he partnered with Baba Dee to start Naija Ninjas, a parent organization for a record label, production outfit and clothing line. After starting as a rapper, he has worked in different musical genres from R&B to Afrobeat, soul and Nigerian Fuji music. He has said that artists shouldn’t be judged on the genre in which they perform, that the important thing is the message conveyed in the music.
Sound Sultan, who used to play basketball for the Dodan Warriors, partnered with investors and purchased shares in the Lagos Islanders basketball team in 2015. He later became a facilitator in the African Basketball League, and was a special guest at the first NBA African Games.
After the fallout of the African Basketball League, Sound Sultan joined forces with the organizers of the Continental Basketball League to become a team owner of Lagos City Stars (the 2017 champions) and a facilitator of the league entertainment. In November 2017, Sound Sultan joined forces with Wizkid and 2Baba to create Geshomo, which enjoyed massive airplay all over Africa and the United Kingdom.