Veteran Nigerian Singer, Sir Victor Uwaifo Dies at 80

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Veteran Nigerian Singer, Sir Victor Uwaifo Dies at 80
Renowned and veteran Nigerian singer, Sir Victor Uwaifo has died at the age of 80 after severe health complications related to Pneumonia.

The veteran is rumored to have died of Covid-19 complications, but his son, Godwin Uwaifo said his father died of Pneumonia.

The singer passed on in over the weekend, August 28, 2021 and was eulogized by everyone who knew him for his stellar achievements in music, arts and culture during his heydays.

He was the first commissioner for Arts and Culture under Governor Lucky Igbinedion of Edo State, and was a first class graduate of Visual Arts at the University of Benin.

Known for the viral single of 1965 “Joromi” and “Mami Water”, the singer has taken the flag of Nigerian on numerous tours around the world and represented the nation well.

He was an instrumentalist, university professor, performer, visual artists, and the first artist to receive the presidential honors of MON (Member of the Order of the Niger) by the Nigerian government.


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