Victor Uwaifo, Legendary Nigerian singer is dead

Victor Uwaifo

Sir , a well-known Nigerian singer and guitarist, has died.


On Saturday evening, his nephew, Uwaifo Peter The Rock, announced it on his verified Facebook page.

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Uwaifo Jnr, who is a gospel artiste and multi-instrumentalist, wrote:

“Daddy whyyyyyyyyyy. Did you leave us now

Prof sir has gone to rest

Black Saturday for me now.

One week now after collaborating with me.”

He, however, did not disclose the cause of his death.

The late singer featured in a track titled “Hallelujah” off his son’s upcoming album about a week ago.

The ‘Guitar boy’ as he was fondly called celebrated his 80th birthday in March.

It was gathered that  Uwaifo is also the first professional musicians to be awarded with the National Merit Honours of Member of the Order of the Niger (MON).

He was also the first Commissioner for Arts, Culture and Tourism in Nigeria.

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