By Obiajulu Chiagoziem
Prof. Sir Victor Uwaifo, a Nigerian veteran Singer is dead. He died at the age of 80 years after a brief illness.
The announcement about his demise was made by his son on Facebook. He wrote “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.”
The late veteran musician was born on 1 March 1941. He was a writer, sculptor, and musical instrument inventor, University lecturer, music legend, and the first Honorable Commissioner for Arts, Culture and Tourism in Nigeria.
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 recorded under the name Victor Uwaifo and His TItibitis.
We @veraslounge commemorate with the family on this loss. May his rest in peace. Amen.