Music legend, Sir Victor Uwaifo has passed away. He was 80 years old.
In his lifetime, Uwaifo was a prolific songwriter, sculptor, music and instrument inventor.
Popularly known as ‘Guitar boy’, the legendary Nigerian died after a brief illness.
Uwaifo was honoured with the National Merit Honours of Member of the Order of the Niger (MON).
He was the country’s first Commissioner for Arts, Culture and Tourism and winner of the first gold disc in Africa (Joromi), released in 1965.
Uwaifo obtained a B.A. Honors (first class valedictorian), Masters degree and Ph.D in Architectural Sculpture, University of Benin (UNIBEN).
The deceased lectured at the UNIBEN’s Department of Fine and Applied Art.