One of the oldest Nigerian popular music legends, Pa. Fatai Olayiwola Olagunju aka Fatai Rolling Dollar, has died at the age of 85.
The singer died early Wednesday morning following what family members said was respiratory failure after spending over three weeks in the hospital. Faitai Rolling Dollar’s death was confirmed by his wife, Funmilayo Olagunju.
According to family members, the artiste, better known for his popular number, ‘Won Kere Si Number Wa’took ill in the United State of America where he had gone to perform.
He was said to have left Nigeria on March 17 this year and returned ill after two months.
The multi-instrumentalist who is best known for his popular comeback to mainstream recognition after years in obscurity during his over 60 years musical career, is survived by two wives and many children.