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Fatai Rolling Dollar Biography





Fatai Rolling Dollar Biography

Fatai Rolling Dollar a Guitarist. Singer and Exponent of the Native Thumb Piano (Agidigbo) is the Veteran of West African Folk Music and the greatest living influence on West African Contemporary music, who in is his 64 year career has directly spawned and mentored some of the most successful musicians in West Africa's history such as Ebenezer Obey and who directly influenced others like King Sunny Ade, Fela Kuti and many more.

Born 22nd July 1926, Rolling Dollar was known for his verve and dexterity on the guitar. His zest for life and energy, even in old age, was also a marvel to all who beheld him perform.

He got a new lease of life after years in the doldrums, through Asiwaju Bola Tinubu who revived his career and fortunes, after the Liaison de France was brought back into public consciousness. Fatai, who was one of the highlife singers who made in the 60-early 70s, had a lull in his fortunes before providence smiled on him. Papa Fatai is dead.

Born 22nd July 1926, Rolling Dollar was known for his verve and dexterity on the guitar. His zest for life and energy, even in old age, was also a marvel to all who beheld him perform.


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