Wednesday, 12 June 2013
Two great men pass on
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 in a hospital in Lagos Island after a protracted illness. He was 85 year old. May his soul rest in peace...amen.
Composer of Nigeria's National Anthem, Benedict Odiase, passes on
The composer of Nigeria's National Anthem, Pa Benedict Odiase has passed on. Mr Odiase died last night in his sleep. He composed Arise O Compatriots” in May 1978.
Pa Odiase retired in 1992 as a Deputy Commissioner of Police after being the Director of Music with the Nigeria Police Band.