Obituary: Victor Uwaifo, legendary musician dies at 80

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Late Sir Victor Uwaifo

BEBIN – Legendary singer and guitarist, Sir Victor Uwaifo is dead, aged 80.

A close source to family confirmed this to Nation on Saturday.

source said he died after a brief illness.

The ‘Guitar boy’ as he was fondly called celebrated his 80th birthday in March.

Uwaifo is also first professional musicians to be awarded with the National Merit Honours Member of Order of the Niger (MON).

He was also first Commissioner for Arts, Culture and Tourism in Nigeria.

Sir Victor was winner the first gold disc in Africa (Joromi) released in 1965 and seven other gold discs in Guitar boy, Arabade, Ekassa series and Akwete music. He recorded under the name Victor Uwaifo and His TItibitis. 
Recognised as the most educated performing music legend, musical instrument inventor, artist, worldwide with a B.A Honours (first class valedictorian), Masters degree and Ph.D in Architectural Sculpture from the University Benin. (The Nation)