Sound Sultan's last Instagram post suggests he knew death was coming

Veteran musician Sound Sultan has died of throat cancer. According to a statement signed by Dr Kayode Fasasi, he "passed away at the age of 44 following a hard-fought battle with Angioimmunoblastic T-Cell Lymphoma". The disease, while rare, can cause fever and autoimmune disorders. Sahara reporters reported in May that Sound Sultan was undergoing Chemotherapy in the United States. His last post on Instagram -- the music video of Patoranking's "Celebrate Me" -- may have suggested he knew his days were numbered. Part of the lyrics reads:

Celebrate me, now when I dey alive 
Appreciate me, now when I dey alive
No be say when I leave this life
You go dey fake am for my back

Many of those who commented under the post said the "Mathematics" singer passed a subtle message. "You knew Sultan, you knew, and that's why you posted this", Chioma Akpotha, a popular actress, commented. Another actor, Uche Nnaji, said, "hopefully, this your last post and message would help us all become better humans to ourselves. Social media is turning us [in]to monsters. We all must learn to appreciate people while they are alive as we can do better as humans". Sultan's death comes as a shock to many Nigerians, some of whom are still mourning Prophet T.B. Joshua, Obama DMW and Dare Adeboye. He started music at a young age, releasing his first single, "Jagbajantis", in 2000. 
Alex Victor

Alex Victor is an analyst at HotNaija

Previous Post Next Post