Sir Victor Uwaifo dies at 80 years: The Music World mourns (Videos of performances)

Music legend sir Victor Uwaifo passed on at age 80.

Lendary highlife musician, Sir Victor Uwaifo died on Saturday at the age of 80 in Benin City.

The music legend, whose tracks like “Joromi” and “Mammy Water” were certified hits, was a versatile instrumentalist, vocalist, writer, and a renowned virtual artist.

One of his son’s, Uwaifo Peter de Rock, broke the news of the death of the University of Benin’ lecturer of Visual Arts on his social media page on Saturday evening.

Victor Uwaifo (MON)
Born_ 1 March 1941@Benin City, Nigeria
Died_28 August 2021 (aged 80)
Genres: Highlife
Instruments: Electric guitar, flute, saxophone, electric piano, percussion, vocals
Years active: 1960s–2021
Labels: Hypertek Digital, 960 Music Group
Associated acts: Victor Olaiya’s Cool Cats, The Melody Maestros.

Victor Uwaifo’s hobbies included swimming, bodybuilding, gaming, reading and writing.
He was a Christian and married with children.

He was also a lecturer at the Department of Fine and Applied Arts at the University of Benin, Benin City, Edo State,Nigeria.

 

 

 

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