Sound Sultan: Nigerian Basketball Team D’Tigers Observe 1-Minute Silence, Rock Shirts with His Name, Image

Sound Sultan: Nigerian Basketball Team D’Tigers Observe 1-Minute Silence, Rock Shirts with His Name, Image

  • Tributes continue to pour in for late Nigerian musician Sound Sultan who passed away at the age of 44
  • D’Tigers basketball team honoured the singer during a game session by observing a minute silence
  • The players also rocked white shirts that had been customised with the singer’s name and image

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Late Olanrewaju Fasasi aka Sound Sultan was mostly known as a musician before his death but not many people knew that he was heavily invested in taking Nigerian basketball to an entirely new level.

The national basketball team, D’Tigers recently paid tribute to the late musician during a game session.

Sound Sultan: D’Tigers honour late singer
D’Tigers pay tribute to late musician Sound Sultan. Photo: @nigerianbasketball
Source: Instagram

A video that surfaced on social media captured the moment the players observed a minute silence to honour the memory of the singer who had always rooted strongly for them when he was alive.

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Apart from the silence observed, the players also rocked white t-shirts that had been customised with an image of the late Mathematics crooner and his name.

Check out the clip as sighted online below:

Also sharing photos of the customised vest on the official Instagram page, the team wrote:

"We lost a member of our family this week. D’Tigers will honor the great Sound Sultan with these warmup shirts tonight. RIP. Your legacy will live forever."

See below:

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Sound Sultan died on Sunday, July 11, which coincidentally fell on the same day the national basketball team defeated the United States in an exhibition game ahead of Tokyo Olympics.

Nigerians react

The tribute from the team got social media users talking. Read some comments sighted below:

barrisangel1 said:

"Quite thoughtful."

ekpere_bar said:

"Beautiful, this is much love."

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itz_marex_ said:

"That’s so thoughtful of them."

queenloxxi said:

"These guys be giving me great joy."

vee__lyon said:

"Sound sultan was an inspiration."

Wyclef Jean mourns late Sound Sultan

Meanwhile, previously reported that Haitian musician Wyclef Jean joined people from the international community who mourned the late Sound Sultan.

The singer shared an old video of both of them on Instagram while noting that a lot of people knew he called the Nigerian singer his cousin.

Wyclef added that he lost a brother as fans, followers flooded his comment section to comfort him over the heartbreaking loss.


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