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Veteran Musician Fatai Rolling Dollar Passes Away




The Nigerian music industry has lost an icon.

Fatai Olanrewaju Olagunju, more popularly known as Fatai Rolling Dollar, has passed on at age 86.

Fatai Rolling Dollar, was a Highlife music veteran, who trained under another impactful veteran, Ebenezer Obey. He’s very well known for his singles, “Omo Lere Aiye” and “Won Kere Is Number Wa” which has been sampled by new artists in recent times as well as been remixed by rapper Eedris Abdulkareem.

Punch Newspaper  reports that he passed on the morning of Wednesday, 12th June, 2013 at Ahmadiyya Hospital, Ijaye, Lagos. It was reported that he had taken ill about two weeks before and was rushed to the hospital by his wife.

May his soul Rest In Peace.

Here’s his last commercial video.

Photo Credit: PM News

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  1. Mz Socially Awkward...

    June 13, 2013 at 10:02 am

    🙁 I pray his last moments ended in peace and he has gone to be with His Maker.

  2. Hurperyermie

    June 13, 2013 at 10:20 am

    eeya RIP papa

  3. Sam

    June 13, 2013 at 10:40 am

    Farewell Seriki Oni Guitar

  4. Life is a tree

    June 13, 2013 at 10:53 am

    RIP papa…RD

  5. Miss Anonymous

    June 13, 2013 at 11:15 am

    It’s Fatai Olagunju not Olagunji

  6. A Great Nigerian

    June 13, 2013 at 11:44 am

    It is a sad news. I heard few days ago about his hospitalisation and his plea for prayers. Well, may his soul rest in peace. The Rolling Dollar!!

  7. Eugenia

    June 13, 2013 at 11:49 am


  8. b..

    June 13, 2013 at 1:54 pm

    RIP baba fatai


    June 13, 2013 at 5:58 pm

    Baba May your gentle soul rest in peace. Heaven is already keeping beautiful ladies for u. Please go and deal with them. Love u Papa

  10. tee

    June 14, 2013 at 9:20 am

    May his soul rest in peace

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