Loving memories never die, as years roll on and days pass by in the hearts, a memory is kept, of ones we loved and will never forget. Maya Angelou, an American memoirist, poet, and civil rights activist also made it known in one of her favorite quotes that no one dies without having done something wonderful for humanity. For Oladotun Taylor and late veteran musician, Pa Fatai Rolling Dollar’s time and memories shared cannot be stolen or forgotten as the veteran musician did outstandingly well for humanity.
The beautiful evening was just like an ordinary day as the family of the late musician retired to their modest home at Oko-Oba Milennium Estate in Lagos not knowing that they would receive an august visit unannounced.
The visit, championed by Roots and Heritage Renaissance Cultural Initiative (RHRCI) was to appreciate and ease the pains of the family of late veteran’s wife; Mrs Zainab Olagunju and her two sons, considering their state worsened by the biting economic situation of the nation.
Madam Zainab Olagunju, along with her two sons were surprised at the unexpected gift of love and shed tears of joy as ace broadcaster and former manager of Pa Fatai Rolling Dollar; Mr. Yomi Opakunle assuaged her and assured that good times her here again and the labour and legacy of her husband the legend will not go in vain. The entourage was on hand to deliver the surprise on behalf of Ambassador Dotun Taylor, Yoruba Cultural Ambassador to Ooni of Ife, His Imperial Majesty; Oba Enitan Adeyeye Ogunwusi.
Mrs Banire Damilola, who spoke on the purpose of the visit said the organisation, Roots and Heritage Renaissance Cultural Initiative founded by Ambassador Dotun Taylor deemed it fit to pay the family a courtesy visit and supply the cartons of drinks, generating set and refrigerator to support in her business.
The events lined up for the 10th year remembrance of the veteran musician, Fatai Olagunju Rolling Dollar, which will hold next year 2023 has kicked off with a courtesy visit to the family of the music icon by Roots and Heritage Renaissance Cultural Initiative (RHRCI).
Fatai Rolling Dollar who died in 2003 is set to be immortalised in his country home in Ede, Osun State. According to Ambassador Dotun Taylor, a museum which will have materials, instruments and paraphernalia of the Agidigbo master will be launched in Ede. The events will include a concert in Osogbo and also will enjoy the support of the Osun State Government and also the Ooni of ife, Ilekoko and others will be involved to immortalise the late musician and celebrate his essence and life and times.