Legendary Nigerian musician, Innocent Ujah Idibia, aka 2Baba, has insinuated that an early diagnosis would have saved his late friend and singer, Sound Sultan, who died of cancer of the throat in 2021.
He said when the ‘Jagabantis’ crooner was sick, they initially thought it was malaria.
He also blamed the poor health system in the country for the late diagnosis.
The veteran singer appeared in the latest episode of the Afrobeats podcast hosted by British-Nigerian media personality, Adesope Olajide, aka Shopsydoo.
The host asked: “How was the relationship with Sound Sultan and how has that loss been for you?”
2Baba replied: “He [Sound Sultan] was one of the ‘goodest’, if I can use that word. He was one of the ‘goodest’ people you can ever come across, like angel.
“For a long time, I did not want to accept that fact, it was like a joke. The diagnosis was late. We thought it was malaria, he did tests in Nigeria. But I don’t want to get into all that.”
Recall that Sound Sultan died in the United States on July 11, 2021, aged 44, shortly after he was diagnosed of Angioimmunoblastic T-cell lymphoma, also known as cancer of the throat.
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