Nigerian music icon and philosopher, Sir Victor Uwaifo has passed on to glory at the age of 80.
The music maestro, whose tracks ‘Joromi’ and ‘Mammy Water’ hit till his demise, was a multi-instrumentalist, great lyricist, melody maker, and a renowned virtual artist.
One of his children, Uwaifo Peter de Rock, had broken the news of the demise of the Professor of Visual Arts, University of Benin (UNIBEN) on his Facebook page on Saturday evening.
While Peter did not disclose the cause of the death of his father, he waxed elegy at the passing of the music star.
“Daddy, Why did you leave us now. Prof. Sir Victor Uwaifo has gone to rest. Black Saturday for me now,” the young Uwaifo wrote with 34 sad emojis. “One week now after collaborating with me,” the distraught Peter added.
The revered musicologist served as Commissioner for Arts and Culture under the governorship of Lucky Igbinedion.
Uwaifo was a visiting Professor of American Heritage University and the first Nigerian Professional Musician of international repute. He was a sportsman, a fine artist, a sculptor, a technologist, a multi-instrumentalist, an innovator, a prolific writer, and an academician.
His residence known as the Superstar Highgate on 4-12 Victor Uwaifo Avenue, Ekewan/College Road Benin City will be a beehive of activities following the news of this death.