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JUST IN: Legendary guitarist, Victor Uwaifo dies at 80



Victor Uwaifo

Popular Nigerian musician, Sir Victor Uwaifo, has died at the age of 80.

The ‘Joromi’ crooner’s death was disclosed by his son on his Facebook page on Saturday evening.

“Daddy whyyyyyyyyyy did you leave us now? Prof Sir Victor UWAIFO has gone to rest. Black Saturday for me nooow… One week now after collaborating with me,” his son lamented.

The ‘Guitar boy’ as he was popularly called, was the first professional musician to be awarded with the National Merit Honours of Member of the Order of the Niger.


Sir Victor is recognized as the most educated performing music legend, musical instrument inventor, artist, worldwide with a B.A Honors (first class valedictorian), Masters degree and Ph.D in Architectural Sculpture, (University of Benin, Nigeria)

He was a professor of Visual Arts, University of Benin (UNIBEN).

Uwaifo served as the first Commissioner for Arts, Culture and Tourism in Nigeria, during the tenure of former governor of Edo state, Adams Oshiomole.

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