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3 Things About Victor Uwaifo You Might Not Know

The death of the Nigerian iconic High Life Musician, Professor Victor Uwaifo, has been described as a huge loss to the entertainment industry. His death was announced by his son Peter de Rock Uwaifo on his Facebook page.

Below are some quick facts about the legendary musicians you might not know,

1. The Federal Government of Nigeria, in appreciation of his talents and contributions to Nigeria, honored him with a National Honors Merit Award in 1983, which read in part:

"...whereas you have been nominated and appointed as Member of the Order of the Niger to have and hold and enjoy the privileges of the Federal Republic of Nigeria of the said Order, MON."

He was the first musician in Nigeria to receive such an award.

2. He was a lecturer at the Department of Fine and Applied Arts at the University of Benin, Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria.

3. He was recognized as the most educated performing music legend, musical instrument inventor and artiste worldwide with a B.A. Honors (first class valedictorian), Masters degree and Ph.D. in Architectural Sculpture.

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