Veteran musician, sports enthusiast and entrepreneur, Olanrewaju
Fasasi, popularly known as Sound Sultan, has boasted of being a source
of inspiration and motivation to many Nigerian artistes who are big in
the music industry today.
The Jagbajantis crooner bragged to Showtime
in a recent chat that before the likes of Wizkid, D’banj, Timaya, Asa,
P-Square among others hit the limelight, he mentored, inspired and
moulded them into what they are today, which makes them his children in
the Nigerian music industry.
“So many artistes that
are big now, when they were budding artistes I inspired and motivated
them. From P-Square to Wizkid, Dbanj, Timaya, Asa, and all the other
guys”, he bragged.
He went on to boast that their
current stardom doesn’t stop him from retaining his status as their
father in the music industry, which is why he has no plans in the
pipeline to take a break from doing music like some colleagues just
because he wants to mentor young talents.
“That I want
to mentor young up and coming artistes doesn’t stop my own career
movement, it’s more like a positive energy; it’s not something you need
to take a break from.
You don’t have to wait for your fire to die
down before igniting another person’s, while your fire is burning you
can use it to ignite another person’s fire, so they could feed off the
good energy that you emit. That’s why I’m always here; I feel I’ve
already done my own thing, all I do now is to satisfy my fans, use the
attention and limelight to influence another person”, he said.