June 12, 2013 – Fatai Rolling Dollar Is Dead: He Died This Morning At A Lagos Hospital
Weeks after he was admitted to a private hospital in Lagos, veteran high-life musician, Fatai Rolling Dollar has died.
According to sources, the singer struggled to pay his bills but wasn’t properly treated by the doctors over his inability to pay some important bills.
According to one of his wife, he has been on the sick bed for the past 6 weeks.
They hope he will recover but alas he passed away in the wee hours of Wednesday June 12th, 2013 at the age of 86.
He was born Fatai Olayiwola Olagunju to the family of late chief Olagunju in Ede, Osun State, Nigeria on the 22nd of July 1926.
He came into spotlight in 1953 and has trained several successful musicians like Evangelist Ebenezer obey, Bob Aladeniyi, Orlando Owo and many other.
He’s the pioneer of Juju music in Nigeria
Years back, it seems like Pa Rolling Dollar was in the nightfall of his career, but he took many by surprise and the Nigerian scene as he stormed back with back with his hit song, ‘WON KERE SI NUMBER WA’, which became the anthem of young and old, also the song was used as signature tunes for some brand commercials.
May his soul rest in perfect peace.