Sir Victor Uwaifo, African Music legend is dead.
African Music legend, Sir Victor Uwaifo has passed away. He was 80 years old when he passed on.
In his lifetime, Uwaifo was a prolific songwriter, sculptor, music, and instrument inventor which his sounds hitting global.
Popularly known as ‘Guitar boy’, the legendary Nigerian died after a brief illness on August 28, 2021.
Sir Uwaifo was honoured with the National Merit Honours of Member of the Order of the Niger (MON).
He was the country’s first Commissioner for Arts, Culture and Tourism and winner of the first gold disc in Africa (Joromi), released in 1965.
Victor Uwaifo obtained a B.A. Honors (first class valedictorian), Masters degree and Ph.D in Architectural Sculpture, University of Benin (UNIBEN).
The deceased lectured at the UNIBEN’s Department of Fine and Applied Art.
Nigeria and Nigerians has lost a legend, R.I.P to Sir Victor Uwaifo.