The 2023 Headies Award ceremony proved to be a memorable night, highlighted by MI Abaga’s touching acceptance speech on behalf of the late music icon, Sound Sultan. The Headies, known as Nigeria’s premier music award show, has consistently celebrated musical excellence, but this year’s event held special significance as it served as a platform to honor and commemorate Sound Sultan, whose posthumous award stole the spotlight.
Across the ocean in Atlanta, USA, the 16th edition of a prestigious award show recently unfolded, and it included a special recognition award for the late Sound Sultan. This honor was presented by Nollywood movie producer Kunle Afolayan, acknowledging Sound Sultan’s invaluable contributions to Nigerian music. Sound Sultan seamlessly blended reggae, hip-hop, and afrobeat, creating anthems that resonated with diverse audiences. His talents extended beyond music; he was a gifted storyteller and a vocal advocate for social causes, using his poignant lyrics to raise awareness.
The atmosphere at the venue was emotionally charged as MI Abaga, the renowned rapper and producer, took the stage to accept the award on behalf of his close friend, Sound Sultan. In a heartfelt moment, MI Abaga reminisced about their shared history, highlighting their collaborations, mutual admiration, and the profound impact Sound Sultan had on his life. It was clear to everyone present that this award carried immense significance, serving as a testament to Sound Sultan’s enduring legacy.
MI Abaga also conveyed that Sound Sultan was not just an inspiration but a dear friend to Nigerian musicians. Fans and followers expressed their condolences and shared their memories in the comment section. Kunle Afolayan, in tribute, posted a video of Sound Sultan with the caption, “@the_headies 2023 Atlanta. Tribute to my brother @soundsultan.”Share on Facebook «||» Share on Twitter «||» Share on Reddit «||» Share on LinkedIn