R.I.P Fatai Rolling Dollar.
“Nigeria’s oldest practicing musician and Highlife pioneer, Pa Fatai Olayiwola Olagunju, popularly known as Fatai Rolling Dollar has died after a brief hospitalisation. Aged 85, the legend passed on June 12th 2013 at Marritol Hospital in Surulere.
A legend of the music industry, performer extraordinaire Pa Rolling Dollar will be missed. Re-live moments of his last TV performance at the Nigerian Idol semi-final show where he lit the stage with his usual energetic style.
His last performance which was the 14th of March, 2013 was on Nigerian Idol Season 3 stage, where he performed one of his all time classic’s ‘Won Kere si Number Wa’. 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.” His memories and kind words will forever remain in our hearts. He is survived by three wives and 16 children.
Nigerian Idol known as Africa’s biggest music reality TV show has played host to other legends such as Femi Kuti, Mike Okri, Chris Ibokwe as well as top Nigerian acts such as Dare-Art Alade, Tiwa Savage, D’banj, Omawuni, just to mention a few. Watch other performances on the show HERE: (Nigerian Idol on Youtube).