Nigerian singer Sound Sultan has been diagnosed with throat cancer, according to reports making the rounds in the media.

According to a report by Sahara Reporters on Wednesday, Sound Sultan, 44, is undergoing chemotherapy in a hospital in the United States of America. This report has yet to be confirmed by Guardian Life.

A social media user, @fepz_, reported speaking with Sound Sultan’s manager, who said the report was false.

According to Healthline, cancer is a class of diseases in which abnormal cells in the body multiply and divide uncontrollably. These abnormal cells form malignant growths called tumors. Laryngeal cancer refers to cancer of the larynx, vocal cords, and other parts of the throat, such as the tonsils and oropharynx. Laryngeal cancer is often divided into two categories: Pharyngeal cancer and Laryngeal cancer.

Born Olarenwaju Fasasi, Sound Sultan began his career in show business in the 1990s when he hosted shows to raise money for studio recordings. In 2000, he released his debut single, “Jagbajantis,” which became an instant hit in Nigeria.

After independently releasing more singles and appearing in hits by other artists, he was signed by Kennis Music, under which he released four albums. Sound Sultan began a collaboration with Wyclef Jean when he featured alongside 2face Idibia and Faze on “Proud to be African” from Wyclef’s Welcome to “Haiti: Creole 101” album.

In 2012, it was announced that Sound Sultan was named a UN Ambassador for Peace due to his exemplary lifestyle and career. In 2015, Sound Sultan released the rap single “Remember” after a long absence from the music scene.

After the demise of the African Basketball League, he joined forces with the organizers of the Continental Basketball League to become team owner of the Lagos City Stars (the 2017 champions) and promote the league’s entertainment.

Sound Sultan married his longtime girlfriend Chichi Morah in 2009, with whom he later had three children.