Reports reaching the Nigerian TON say he fell ill during his last tour in the US and returned home to be treated for a lung infection and fatigue in his legs.
The 87-year-old musician was born on July 22, 1926, to the family of late Chief Olagunju in Ede, Osun State.
He started his musical career in 1953 and trained many professional musicians, including Evangelist Ebenezer Obey, late Dr. Orlando Owoh, and Bob Aladeniyi.
All through his life, Fatai Rolling dollar made music, and is most famed for the hit song that revived his career a few years ago, ‘Won Kere Si Number Wa’.
Rolling Dollar was the oldest active Nigerian musician. He was one of the pioneers of Juju music genre in Nigeria.
The legend will be missed.
Author: Talk of naija