Legendary Highlife Musician, Victor Uwaifo Is Gone


Legendary highlife musician, Sir Victor Uwaifo died on Saturday at the age of 80 in Benin the headquarters of Edo State.

The music icon whose tracks “Joromi” and “Mammy Water” were hits the world till his demise was a multi instrumentalist and a renowned virtual artist.

One of his children, Uwaifo Peter de Rock, broke the news of his father’s demise, the Professor of Visual Arts, University of Benin, UNIBEN, on his Facebook page, on Saturday evening.

Peter did not disclose the cause of the death of his late father, he nevertheless, expressed anguish a the passing of the music star.

“Daddy. Why Did you leave us now. Prof. Sir Victor Uwaifo has gone to rest on black Saturday for me now”, the young Uwaifo wrote with 34 sad emoji, one week now after collaborating with me”, the distraught Peter added.

The legendary musicologist served as Commissioner for Arts and Culture under the governorship of Lucky Igbinedion.

Late Iwaifon was a first class graduate of Visual Arts, UNIBEN, his undergraduate project of a king on a horse, is a signature arts poster at the Ekenwan Campus of the university.

Sir Victor Uwaifo played the guitar with dexterity and he is known for his dancing steps.

Prof. Sir Victor Uwaifo was a Nigerian musician, writer, sculptor, and musical instrument inventor, University lecturer.

Details of his death were still unknown, as at the time of filing this report.

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Written by Issa Saliu

I am a journalist based in Ilorin

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