The sad news of the passing away of Nigeria’s oldest practicing musician, Pa Fatai Olayiwola Olagunju popularly known as Fatai Rolling Dollar has been confirmed by one of his wives. He was said to have died this morning at Marritol Hospital, Sam Sonibare Street, Surulere. Although Pa Fatai was earlier reported in the news to have been slightly ill, the news of his death came as a shock to everyone as he was believed to have been doing fine.


Pa Fatai was said to be a really jovial person and he lived his last days well. He will be missed. The musician died at the age of 85 and is survived by 3 wives (including a German) and 16 children. May his soul rest in perfect peace.

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