Just In: Legendary Nigerian Singer Dies Age 80

Talented Nigerian singer & the famous Guitar Boy (Mami Water) crooner, Sir Victor Uwaifo has died, official reports have confirmed this.

The prolific guitarist demise was confirmed by a close family source on Saturday evening.

Legendary Nigerian Victor Uwaifo
Legendary Victor Uwaifo

According to the statement released, Sir Victor died battling a brief illness after celebrating his 80th birth anniversary in March.

Legendary Victor Uwaifo
Legendary Victor Uwaifo

Uwaifo is the first professional musicians to be awarded with the National Merit Honours of Member of the Order of the Niger (MON).

Legendary Victor Uwaifo
Legendary Victor Uwaifo

The popular musician is renowed for his ‘Joromi’ tune that sent shockwaves worldwide, this is a tune that’s still been played hitherto.

He was also the first man to be given the title of Commissioner for Arts, Culture and Tourism in Nigeria. RIP.

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