Innocent Idibia, the popular Nigerian musician, who is popularly know as 2Baba, has blamed the poor state of Nigeria’s health system for the death of his best friend and singer, Sound Sultan.
He said that an early diagnosis would have saved his late friend who died of cancer 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: “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.”
The Nation recalls that Sound Sultan died in the United States at age 44 on July 11, 2021 shortly after he was diagnosed of Angioimmunoblastic T-cell lymphoma, also known as cancer of the throat.