Highlife legendary musician, Sir Victor Uwaifo has died. His son Uwaifo Peter de Rock, broke the news on his Facebook page.
Born on 1st of March 1941, Sir Uwaifo, died in Benin, on Saturday, August 28, 2021, at the age of 80. The cause of death is still unknown as at the time of this report.
Victor Uwaifo, whose music is unequalled amongst his contemporaries, was a multi-instrumentalist, with electric guitar as his favourite music instrument. His tracks, ‘Joromi’ and ‘Mammy Water’ were hits songs even until his death.
Sir Uwaifo, was also a lover of flute and saxophone, among many other instruments played by the late music icon. His skills at playing the guitar and his entertaining dance steps will remain with his music lovers across the globe.
During his life time, Sir Victor Uwaifo was not only a successful musician, he was also a writer, sculptor, and musical instrument inventor.
Sir Uwaifo, was a graduate of the University of Benin, after his secondary school education at the Western Boys’ High School, Benin City, and Saint Gregory’s College, Lagos. He was also a university lecturer, a music legend, and the first Honorable Commissioner for Arts, Culture and Tourism in Nigeria. He had to his credit, the City People Lifetime Achievement Award and some other awards.
The late music maestro also waxed these albums: ‘Big Sound’, Hold Your Romeo and so many others.