Legendary Singer Sir Victor Uwaifo Passes On

Veteran Nigerian singer, Sir Victor Uwaifo has died at the age of 80.

According to reports the music legend passed away on Saturday, August 28, 2021, of chest infection which affected his lungs, and led to difficulties in the breathing.

He was the winner of the first gold disc in Africa (Joromi) released in 1965 and seven other gold discs in Guitar boy, Arabade, Ekassa series and Akwete music.

He 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)

Until his death, he was a professor at the Department of Fine and Applied Arts, University of Benin, Benin – City.

Uwaifo was a one time Honorable Commissioner for Arts, Culture and Tourism in Edo state.