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2023 Headies: Heartwarming moment MI Abaga received award for Late Sound Sultan (Video)

During the 2023 Headies Award ceremony, one moment stood out as particularly moving: MI Abaga’s heartfelt acceptance speech on behalf of the late music legend, Sound Sultan.

The Headies, known as Nigeria’s leading music award show, has always been a platform for recognizing outstanding musical achievements. However, this year, it also served as a platform for honoring and remembering Sound Sultan, who passed away.

At the 16th edition of the award show, held in Atlanta, US, Sound Sultan received a special recognition award, which was presented by renowned Nollywood movie producer, Kunle Afolayan.

Sound Sultan’s impact on Nigerian music cannot be underestimated. He skillfully blended elements of reggae, hip-hop, and afrobeat to create anthems that resonated with people of all ages. Yet, beyond his musical talent, Sound Sultan was a storyteller, using his lyrics to shed light on important social issues and give a voice to the masses.

As MI Abaga stepped forward to receive the award on behalf of Sound Sultan, he took a moment to reflect on their shared history, highlighting their collaborations, mutual respect, and the inspiration he drew from the late artist. It was evident to everyone present that this was more than just an award; it was a symbol of the enduring impact of Sound Sultan’s legacy.

MI Abaga made it known that Sound Sultan was a friend and inspiration to all Nigerian musicians.

The video, which was shared by Kunle Afolayan, was captioned, “@the_headies 2023 Atlanta. Tribute to my brother @soundsultan”.

Watch the video below:

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