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Sir Victor Uwaifo is Dead

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Legendary singer and guitarist, Sir Victor Uwaifo, reportedly died yesterday the 28th of August 2021. The Joromi crooner passed on at the age of 80, in Benin City Nigeria. Uwaifo, who released hits after hits in fast tempo highlife music is the first professional musician to be awarded the National Merit Honours of Member of the Order of the Niger. He was renowned for his mastery of the guitar and the flute. The multi-talented icon was also a songwriter, sculptor, and professor.
He was also the first Commissioner for Arts, Culture and Tourism in Nigeria in the Edo State Government, during the administration of former Governor Adams Oshiomhole, and also a professor of Visual Arts, University of Benin (UNIBEN).
He will be remembered for hit songs like ‘Mami Water’, ‘Joromi’ and ‘Guitar Boy
His death was disclosed by one of his children, Uwaifo Peter de Rock, who broke the news 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,” he lamented.
Details of his death are unknown at the time of filing this report and family members say they are in a terrible shock but will provide an official statement in due course.

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