Friday, June 14, 2013

Tribute to Fatai Rolling Dollars - His Last Performance

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When creatives die, they are gone but their works and their legacy continues. Fatai was Nigeria's oldest practicing musician and a Highlife pioneer. Real names, Fatai Olayiwola Olagunju, he died after a brief hospital stay, aged 85, on June 12th 2013 at Marritol Hospital in Surulere.

His last TV performance was on the 14th of March, 2013 when he performed one of his all time classic’s ‘Won Kere si Number Wa’ on Nigerian Idol Season 3 where he lit the stage with his usual energetic style. He was later joined on stage by a group of contestants.

After his performance, Fatai Rolling Dollar said, “I love what the young artistes are doing. They have a good message for the young crowd out there, and I absolutely love it.”

A legend of the music industry, performer extra-ordinare, Pa Rolling Dollars will be missed. He is survived by three wives and 16 children. May his soul rest in peace and may they be comforted.


  1. he just doesn't look 83 - if this was his last performance. Wow.

    May he rest in peace. Amen.


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