Vanguard (Lagos)

29 November 2012

Nigeria: Fatai Rolling Dollar Loses Wife to Fireworks

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Fatai Olagunju

Legendary guitarist and singer, Fatai Olagunju, popularly known as Fatai Rolling dollar is not a happy man at the moment. He recently lost one of his wives, Olaitan.

According to the septuagenarian, his late wife had been admitted in the hospital for months before she eventually gave up the ghost last Friday(November 23, 2012).

He traced the origin of her illness back to December 2011, prior to Christmas celebration, when a firework thrown into his house hit and affected his late wife's leg.

The incident resulted into complications days after, while several attempts to treat and heal the leg proved abortive until she finally gave up the ghost.

Only last year, the 86-year-old artiste wedded veteran screen goddess of Yoruba home movies, Bunmi Akinbo Gold.

Gold, whose stage name is Esubiyi, is most famous for her lead role in "Aiye Ogun Omo Arayele"-the first Yoruba movie to be shown on NTA Nigerian Television Authority back in the days.

Blessed with 15 children already, Rolling Dollar who recently welcomed child number 16, says he is still interested in fathering babies for as long as he can.

Having been involved with two other women-a German and a Nigerian who bore him children, apart from his first wife who died in 1999, Pa Rolling Dollar also added that he is capable of taking yet another wife.

The artiste, one of Nigeria's oldest surviving singers, is most famous for his hit track, 'Won kere si number wa.'

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