Sound Sultan’s elder brother and mentor, Baba Dee reveals Sound Sultan’s aim for his posthumous album.
Late singer, Olanrewaju Abdul-Ganiu Fasasi, professionally known as Sound Sultan’s posthumous album titled, ‘Reality Chq’, was released on Sunday, July 10, 2022 in honour of his one year remembrance.
However, his elder brother, popularly known as Baba Dee in an interview with Sunday Beats revealed that although Sound Sultan didn’t predict his death, he inform him of what he would like to achieve in the album which he was working on before his death. According to him, “Sound Sultan did not leave any direction regarding (the) production (of the album) as he was not prepared for what was coming. However, he expressed what he wanted to me. He said, ‘For this video, I want my friends vibing’, so it falls on me to help him express himself the way he would have loved to. We tried to do the best thing possible. ”
Baba Dee buttressed on the inspiration behind the album saying, “The album is just Sultan himself. He was a hard-working guy and he had been working on that project before he got diagnosed with Angioimmunoblastic T-cell lymphoma. He was working on the album with ID Cabasa. After he passed on, I took it upon myself to make sure I brought all those people together and to make sure that the world heard his voice again. ”
Baba Dee while speaking expressly on the deceased’ personality said his legacy was love. According to him, “He held his family and friends in high esteem. He also held equality, justice and mentorship importantly, and all those things were reflected in the way he lived and the people he touched. For people to come out on a Sunday in New York (United States of America), London (United Kingdom) and Lagos (Nigeria), we just want to remember such a great guy. His legacy was love. He used to call himself a peacemaker. ”
Baba Dee also revealed that the project was under Naija Ninja Record with the proceeds from the album given to the late singer’s family. He said, “He was an artiste and this is a project under Naija Ninja Records. We will make sure the artiste gets all that is due to him. ” He also hinted that if Sound Sultan were alive, he would have equally preached that his music, legacy and message be streamed.