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OPINION: Victor Uwaifo is one of the legends in the entertainment industry in Nigeria

Sir Victor Uwaifo brought joy to many people. He was not a person who was just musically inclined but he was also an intellectual, who added much thoughtful innovations to his crafts as a musician and sculptor.

The music legend, Victor Uwaifo died on Saturday, 28th of August 2021. The high life musician's death is a huge loss to the entertainment industry and the black race in general.

Chief Dan Orbih, on his Facebook page wrote, "I received the shocking news of the loss of my friend, the legendary musician, an icon of the Benin arts and culture.

He was an illustrious son of Edo state who made us proud with his music and phenomenal talent, which put Edo in the World map of music."

According to Guitar boy, he was consistently brilliant and his 70s-80s musical variety TV show helped to bring a lighter side to what could sometimes be a harsh existence in Nigeria.

Professor Victor Uwaifo, 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 ( Thesis: A reinvention of Benin Royal Ancestral Pieces, University of Benin, Nigeria).

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed sadness at the death of the multi-talented artistes, who was a mentor to many musicians, including Isaac Black and Osayomore Joseph.

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