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Prince Olayiwola Fatai Olagunj

 

He is popularly called Fatai Rolling Dollar. Fatai  was born on 22nd July 1927,

Rollin Dollar started his musical career in 1953 with Jùjú music, Highlife genre. He mentored a number of musicians including Ebenezer Obey and the late Orlando Owoh. He was known for his dexterity at playing the guitar. Rolling Dollar's major hit was "Won Kere Si Number Wa".

In 1957, he formed an eight-piece band called Fatai Rolling Dollar and his African Rhythm Band, and they recorded numerous seven-inch singles for Phillips West Africa Records.

He recorded three Albums namely, 51Lex Presents Beleke, Returns, Won Kere Si Number Wa

 

He was a Nigerian musician, described by the BBC as a "nationally celebrated performer." He died on 12 June 2013, at the age of 86, and was praised by past Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan.

He died peacefully in his sleep on the 12th of June 2013and was buried in Ikorodu, Lagos. He was the oldest surviving music artist in Nigeria.

Rolling Dollaris survived by  three wives and 16 children

 

 

Sources

jideodukoya.com/blog

en.wikipedia.org

naijagists.com