Sir Victor Uwaifo didn’t die of COVID-19 complications – Family




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family of Sir Victor Uwaifo has dismissed reports that the veteran musician and professor of visual arts died of related to COVID-19.


This was in reaction to reports making rounds on the blogosphere about the circumstances surrounding the guitarist’s death since Saturday night.

Sir Uwaifo’s nephew, Peter de Rock, a gospel artiste, affirmed that he died of a chest infection.

He had told Nation Sir Uwaifo was placed on oxygen support after his health condition took a critical turn.


He urged public to “disregard the unsubstantiated claims being peddled by the blogs.”

According to him: “They don’t know what they are talking about.

“Sir Victor Uwaifo was admitted few days ago at Stella Obasanjo in Benin City, Edo State.

“He bade world farewell on Saturday evening at the same hospital.”

He confirmed no date has been fixed for burial of the ‘Joromi’ crooner.

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