Guitar Boy, Sir Victor Uwaifo Is Dead


Edo-born Multitalented musician, Sir Victor Uwaifo has been confirmed dead. This is made known on Saturday by his close family associate who said he was briefly ill some days ago before he passed. No further details were given on the condition of his health that resulted in his death.

Sir Victor Uwaifo is the first professional musicians to be awarded the National Merit Honours of Member of the Order of the Niger (MON).

The ‘Guitar boy’ as he was fondly called celebrated his 80th birthday in March this year. He is said to be the most educated performing music legend, writer, and sculptor. He had assembled a car in the past and also invented a musical instrument.

Victor Uwaifo was a University lecturer in the Department of Fine and Applied Arts at the University of Benin, Benin City.

May his soul rest in peace.


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