Tributes Pour in for Legendary Nigerian Singer Victor Uwaifo
After 80 years of a decorated life, Nigeria's legendary musician, artist, and scholar Victor Uwaifo had dies at his home town in Benin. The music icon, whose tracks 'Joromi' and 'Mammy Water' were hits till his demise, was a multi-instrumentalist, great lyricist, melody maker, and a renowned virtual artist.
Uwaifo, popularly known as the Guitar Boy, was the first Nigerian musician to earn a national award, Member of the Order of the Niger (MON). He also served as Commissioner for Arts, Culture, and Tourism in Edo State of Nigeria between 2001 and 2003.
President Muhammadu Buhari, in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, has acknowledged the glory that the late Uwaifo brought to Nigeria through his arts. In March 2021, he marked his 80th birthday, which was turned into a carnival, to celebrate his contributions not just to music, but also to creative arts.
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Screenshot of Atiku Abubakar paying tribute to singer Victor Uwaifo.