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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Sad news! Veteran highlife musician Fatai Rolling Dollar dies at 85

Such a sad news to report. Nigeria's oldest practicing musician, Pa Fatai Olayiwola Olagunju, popularly known as Fatai Rolling Dollar has passed on. He died this morning at Marritol Hospital,   Sam Sonibare Street in Surulere after a brief illness. One of his wives, Funmulayo Olagunju, confirmed his death. He was 85 year old.

He is survived by three wives, including a German and 16 children. May his soul rest in peace, amen.

183 comments:

Jay said...

So sad....may he rest in Peace.

Anonymous said...

R.I.P first to comment :D

Eya Ayambem said...

Very Sad.
RIP

★★PRINCE CHARMING™★★ said...

June 12, what a date today is, may he rest in the lord, Amen!

Anonymous said...

Awwww!! RIP Sir

Anonymous said...

Orun re e. RIP Fatai.


Murch.

janelicious said...

linda it is only sad news u are giving us today.

Sir may your soul RIP AMEN

Wize geh said...

Won kere si number baba,awwwwwww, may his soul rest in Peace.....

Anna said...

Awww! So so sad news, may his soul RIP.

Anonymous said...

*sad*

Anonymous said...

Eiyah, May his soul rest in perfect peace...

Anonymous said...

*sad*

winnie said...

Baba rest in d blossom of the lord

Anonymous said...

A legend has been lost. RIP baba

tolulope kehinde-rabiu said...

RIP Rolling Dollar. What is with the death news today.

Anonymous said...

RIP

BONARIO NNAGS said...

May his soul rest in peace.

~BONARIO~says so via NOKIA3310

FIERCE! said...

MAY HIS SOUL R.I.P

Anonymous said...

1st. Rip sir

Anonymous said...

RIP SIR

Anonymous said...

Oh,sad news indeed. RIP PA!!!
TENYHOLA

Tosin Alaka said...

RIP Fatai Rolling Dollar **plug in ear piece** *wan kere si number...wa wan kere si numba wa...wan kere si number wa...awon omode won yi kere si number wa*

SWIFT TOHBAD said...

oh my God linda this is so sad too sad am not happy at all hummmm

Anonymous said...

Rolling dollar dey go, rolling dollar dey roll they, rolling dollar dey roll they go, Fatai, dey roll they go. I will miss your music sir. You inspired me with your song, won kere si.

jenifa brown said...

rip

Anonymous said...

RIP Sir

Anonymous said...

May his gentle soul rest in peace. (So painful)

jenifa brown said...

RIP

baby said...

Awwwwwwww,may U Rest in Peace.he was Golden...

Anonymous said...

Goodbye Sir.

Anonymous said...

RIP sir...
@MzEllatyra

Anonymous said...

RIP! So sad

Anonymous said...

Oh may his soul rest in peace...

Samuel Idowu said...

MAY HIS SOUL REST IN PEACE

Adekunle Kazeem said...

Ah, this is a great sad news. The illness was really knocking at the door for death. Papa rolling dollar, may your good works continue to linger on. May his gentle soul rest in perfect peace. Amen! Death is highly inevitable

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Samuel Idowu said...

May his soul Rest In Peace #LEGEND

Anonymous said...

RIP pa fatai Rolling Dollar

Anonymous said...

wow, he died on june 12. may his soul rip.

Mami* said...

May his soul rest in peace

abeke said...

Sad!!! RIP pops

Anonymous said...

awww may his soul rest in peace amen
HONNEY

happinwa said...

RIP BABA

Stephen Ikiyei said...

R.I.P Pa, looking so strong and gave a stunning performance in the last Nigerian Idol, unfortunately death came knocking... Adieu Pa Fatai

Anonymous said...

R.I.P first t comment

Anonymous said...

R.I.P baba

SEKINAT said...

MAY HIS SOUL REST IN PERFECT PEACE....AMEN

Anonymous said...

RIP.

......YANKEEMAN

Anonymous said...

RIP owu nkire si nogba wa!!!! not a yoruba bt i love that his song...

Anonymous said...

So sad! MAy his soul rest in perfect peace.

Anonymous said...

Oooo, so sad! RIP sir...

Anonymous said...

May his soul rest in peace AMEN

Anitachi said...

"Woun keresi number wa" ha....papa I personally will miss u becos to me,ur life is a big testimony nd a challenge to some lazy people who blame governments or oder people 4 deir predigaments.what exactly is life all about? no matter ur fame,money,propertys etc remember! Dat one faithful day u must surely die to me ur creator.what will you be remeberd 4?hmmmmmmmm "sobing" jst like a dream,ur goon 4 good.rest in peace sir we will miss u.

Anonymous said...

So sad, he'll be missed

Anonymous said...

RIP Pa Fatai

Anitachi said...

Rest in peace sir.

Anonymous said...

MAY HIS SOUL REST IN PEACE

ARAMIDE WAHAB said...

RIP

Anonymous said...

RIP papi.1st t̶̲̥̅̊o comment yipee

Anonymous said...

MAY HIS SOUL REST IN PEACE

Anonymous said...

Rest in peace, i loved his spirit, never knew him knew him, but saw a few of his performances and he always had this awe around him

monica said...

Eyah so sad. R.I.P pa rolling dollar.

Jumoke Agoke said...

May his soul RIP

Anonymous said...

Awww sleep on baba~~wanas

Honest Nigeria said...

So so sad.. May his soul rest in perfect peace. Amen

Anonymous said...

So sad..may his soul rest in perfect peace..AMEN..can't believe I was actually shouting 'it can't be true'

Jessica said...

May his soul respect in peace. amen

Anonymous said...

RIP so DE-DEONS cud'nt prolong his lifespan?

Anonymous said...

Aww such a sad news,thank God for a life well spent?? Hope oyinbo love npo blind ur eyes ooo_make the german lady no come dey claim claim,cos the whites r so so intelligent_RIP sir

Anonymous said...

May his soul rest in Peace, Amen.

Anonymous said...

Awwwww. Wat a loss. May his soul RIP.

Sorem said...

oh! Dats sooo sad! R.I.P 2 a gr8 musical icon

Anonymous said...

May his soul rest in perfect peace.

Real1 said...

i saw this coming.RIP fatai rolling dollar....won keresi number wa

Anonymous said...

RIP!!! You would be missed:(

oisa said...

Papa rest on Pa rolling dollar

Unknown said...

May he soul rest in perfect peace.....
Baba wonkere si number wa

Barr David Zibam said...

Linda I dey paranoid for Nigeria, Linda i say leave me ! why you dey hold me ? i go yarn leave me ooo Linda.

Just last week Fatai Rolling dollars announced on national TV that he needed just 29,000 naira to pay his hospital bill,now he"s dead ,fucking Nigeria,nobody could help him IMAGIN. MTCHEWWW!!

goddybabe said...

Awwwwwwww so sad, may his soul rest wit da Lord Amen.

Real1 said...

I saw this coming.RIP Fatai rolling dollar.......won keresi number wa

Real1 said...

i saw this coming.RIP fatai rolling dollar....won keresi number wa

bbdatouch said...

May his soul rest in peace old papa

Anonymous said...

RIP papa

Anonymous said...

Awwww, rest in peace sir! U av tried....
Rudy

Eugenia Ekeji said...

Rest in peace Pa Fatai. But this man try sha.

Ejiofor Dozie said...

Amen...Adieu Pa Fatai

Charles Onyebuchi said...

RIP Baba!

Anonymous said...

RIP

Anonymous said...

Awww!!! So sad...Rest on papa.

LK said...

may his soul rest in peace. but he was 85 years old in 2011 when he married bunmi Akinbo?

de Don said...

Shit dem..so bad! Wanted u 2perform in ma trad. Pa may ur soul rest in peace. Such a colosal loss

Anonymous said...

May his soul rest in peace...quite a great loss

princess said...

My dad made me love his music.......God bless all he left behind.

non stoppress said...

Linda,dis is no sad news. He died at 85...not bad at all. I'm sure he died a fulfilled father,grand father n great grand.......RIP

bee said...

RIP sir!!!when I read of his illness few days back,I tut to myself "hope its nt time for baba to go and rest?"Great loss!!YOU LIVED WELL!!!

Anonymous said...

Luv u so much Baba may ur soul rest in peace u were a mentor

LK said...

May his soul rest in peace. but he was 85 years old in 2011 when he married bunmi akinbo.

Gold said...

RIP papa

Anonymous said...

The man is old now! Its a celebration of life linda. Be sad when youths in the society dies living the old 1c. He will be missed!!! Rest on papa..

Anonymous said...

June 12...May his soul rip

jura ocholi said...

Good Night Pa Fatai Rolling Dollars!!!

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Oby Azike said...

oh dear! RIP
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Blessed said...

RIP....Pa Fatai

non stoppress said...

Linda,dis is no sad news at all. He died at 85. I'm sure he lived a fulfilled life as a musician,father,grand-father n great grand......RIP

B-OHIO said...

RIP pa fatai

wemimo adesemoye said...

Awwww thot he was gona get better....RIP.

Anonymous said...

May his soul rest in Peace.

Anonymous said...

My his soul RIP!

B-OHIO said...

RIP pa fatai

Anonymous said...

May God accept his soul Amenn

Anonymous said...

awwwwwwww!!! Rest in peace pa. i jes hope ur wives and 16 children wont go fetish dragging ur property #jes sayin#

Anonymous said...

May his soul rest in peace, but linda why "including a German?".....He was survived by three wives (period)....no need for commentary

Anonymous said...

linda boo am getting tired of tying RIP. but GOD bless the family of the faithful departed

Anonymous said...

Good gracious!!!..may his soul rest in perfect peace...

temitope anisere said...

Jeez!!!!!! We'll miss u fatai rolling dollar, may ur soul rest in perfect peace.

OLANIYI BENJAMIN said...

RIP Rolling dollar..its time to face your maker..may your soul rest in peace

princess dee said...

Its a celebratn of the good life he lived....May his soul rest in peace.

Anonymous said...

Awwww so painful RIP i wil surely miss u.

Anonymous said...

O ma seo. Baba has rolled on.RIP

9jadeltapikin... said...

Naijadeltapikin... RIP baba

Anonymous said...

was that like a "german shepherd" or smethin?

Ifyboy272b3120 said...

why are dey all dying today June 12th? Fatai Rolling Dollars.... Pa Benedict Odiase... RIP Papas....

Lanceslot Alanza said...

May his soul rest in peace.

omotayo said...

RIP... Sad news but d man old na.

@toy_stars | GAI @galacticalart said...

So sad... I only wished he gained such popularity at a young age. Rest in peace icon. You will be greatly missed!

Anonymous said...

Rest in peace

OlᵘwᵃDᵅᵐ!lᵒlᵃ said...

I knew it..God rest his soul..

Moneymaker said...

Another Legend as gone, may God forgive its mistake and place him on His right hand. Good night Baba Rolling Dollar! babatop(dot)com

Doo said...

Oh no!RIP Pa Fatai!

Chidex Ubochi said...

RIP SIR! U were truely a legend in the making!!! Sun Re Baba 80....

Clifford Nze said...

Queen Linda, that's a sad news indeed. But we can't question the Almighty, for He giveth and taketh. He was such an entertainer even in old age, may his amiable soul rest in peace....Amen!!

ExoticEyez MiMi said...

RIP

Anonymous said...

Love papa may ur soul rest in perfect peace amen

Anonymous said...

Won kere si number wa

joel said...

RIP, Rolling Dollars, It's time to report back to the Creator, the msg you were sent on earth. Goon Bye.

Anonymous said...

RIP Baba

Anonymous said...

Rest in peace baba rolling dollar

cofellow.com said...

There's nothing "sad" about Fatai Rolling Dollar passing on. He had lived past the average lifespan. He had lived most of his dreams--and probably, one of his unaccomplished dreams is being celebrated even after death...

Nevertheless, may his soul rest in perfect peace.

Anonymous said...

Rest in peace baba rolling dollar

adegboyega funmilayo said...

RIP

Nekky said...

rest in peace sir.

Anonymous said...

RIP sir, we have lost a legacy. Fatai Rolling Dollars; continue to rest in the bosom of the Lord.

Eze Chukwumereze said...

Baba RIP

Anonymous said...

Linda he was born july 1926. RIP baba

Anonymous said...

R.I.P. SO many souls to remember June 12 for.

zoomzoomzoom said...

Won kere si number Baba, rest in peace.

Anonymous said...

this is just sad,WDF

James said...

My dad loved listening to this man. Still does. Even influenced me to pick up on a few songs.

Requiescat In Pace, you will be missed.

Anonymous said...

Really loved his personality. RIP Sir.
~D great anonymous!

Anonymous said...

What is the rubbish you typed? It is wan Kere si number wa. Not the nonsense you typed. Olodo. Rip pa Fatai rolling dollar.

zino said...

Rip baba

Anonymous said...

It's? Olodo

Oshoko Peace said...
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Oshoko Peace said...

Won kere is number crooner... I knew him through my dad and he sent some embroidered handkerchiefs for I and my twin sister. R.I.P Papa...

Anonymous said...

Goon bye? It's good bye. Thank me as soon as you see this.

Anonymous said...

OMG so sad,thought he was recovering.Rip Pa

SLEEKREEK said...

RIP...... Pa Fatai Rolling Dollar

Anonymous said...

Pa Fatal rolling dollar may ur soul rest in perfect peace

Anonymous said...

My peeps what is sad in the death of 85 year old man? He has gone home to rest jor. Surely, he will be missed. I mean, he won't be here forever.

denike said...

RIP FATAI ROLLING DOLLAR, Papa has gone for good rest in the bosom of your creator till we meet again.

BLOGLORD said...

awwww....and somehow I had the feeling when I saw that previous post o! may his soul rest in peace.
oh dear!

Anonymous said...

Rest In Peace. You will be remembered every 12th of June, the real Nigeria democracy day.

Anonymous said...

How is this sad news? He lived a full life, touched people with his music, He died at 85, a ripe old age we should be celebrating his life and thanking GOD for the length of time he spent on Earth

Teent said...

Rip Sir

Anonymous said...

Linda watine I do u nau?wen ever I post sum tine u will nt post it.abi u be bad belle

Anonymous said...

Did you help him?

e bonto said...

Oh my God,Pa Rolling dollar is gone,d highlife lord,we will dearly miss him.R.I.P

adeniyi opemipo said...

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bee said...

Amin.wonkere is number wa.u re a lengend sun re ooo

Anonymous said...

Gud night baba, may ur sour rest in peace. Linda no fall my hand again ooo

Rhoda said...

How sad is a man who dies at 85? Please Linda, this is celebration of life.

Anonymous said...

Rest in perfect peace sir....I pray d almighty God accepts ur soul

faith uyai okon said...

Abeg this is celebration of life jare, plenty people don die b4 dem reach 50yrs sef. Pa rolling dollars I thank God for your life, na rest you go rest good bye.

Anonymous said...

Just sharap, sme of us didn't see or knew dat happened, u did- why didn't you give the N29,000?? Even if you are not in Nigeria, wht happened to western union n internet banking- ua here pointing ur silly finger*i dey paranoid for Nigeria*indeed!

*cutenini* said...

These are legends nigeria is supposed to celebrate,rip sir.,

Anonymous said...

Eeyah adieu papa rest in peace

texy carter said...

So sad for him...i knew it will be hard for him to survive the illness...his house is opposite mine..we stayed the same estate at abattoir agege..saw him the same day he died..that means he was just rushed to the hosp d same day..dat man sef..na pussy kill am..God forgive me..85yrs wey dey duck under 22 girls up and down

Anonymous said...

Lmao!u guys wnt kill me on dis blog!buhahaha

⌣»̶·̵̭̌·̵̭̌✽̤̈̊Buzzygirl✽̤̈̊·̵̭̌·̵̭̌«̶⌣ said...

RIP baba!

Anonymous said...

R.I.P

Anonymous said...

na wetin kill am?

Anonymous said...

3 wives? i wonder what joy all these hi-life musicians derive from these.. RIP ANYWAYS. @ANONYMOUS, He dies of old age.

Anonymous said...

lol my lbo frd u tried jare.

Velva said...

This is cool!