Nigerian Highlife Music Icon Victor Olaiya Dies

News of Victor Olaiya's death has sent shockwaves throughout the Nigerian music industry, with many entertainers mourning and expressing their condolences. The musician rose to global fame in the 1950s through his blend of gripping highlife sound. He was 89.

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