Olanrewaju Fasasi, known by his stage name, Sound Sultan speaks on why his music lacks vulgar words in a new chat with news agency of Nigeria.
The legendary singer says he regards music as a powerful tool that could influence society, therefore, he prefers to use his music to educate and inform the youth.
“I want to help the youth facilitate their goals with my music, I want them to draw inspiration from me for them to achieve their dreams and not mislead them with my songs.
“I want to bring my wealth of experience to youths by reaching out to them.
“Music is a powerful tool and we need to use the tool to educate and not destroy and if we use it wrongly, it becomes a weapon, so why not use it wisely.
“Musicians should impact the lives of their listeners and not get their mood corrupted. So, we have to be careful about what we dish out,’’ the musician said.
He further said that his music was to pass a message and that he was satisfied with it. “My music is passing a message not just the social aspect of it, it is meant to talk about politics, society and sometimes self-confidence.
“Music is powerful in transforming the society and though I talk a lot about politics, I can’t be a politician.
“My newly released album which is `Out of the Box’ will take me to schools to sensitise students about thinking outside the box and teaching them life choices.
“Out of the Box is my seventh album and I will use it to advise against wrong choices,’’ he noted.
Sound Sultan is a devoted Muslim, married to Chichi Morah and they are blessed with two children.