Uwaifo ,” Guitar Boy”, dies at 80

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Legendary singer, sculptor and guitarist, Sir Victor Uwaifo is dead.His son, Peter De Rock confirmed on social media.

Peter took to Facebook to announce the death of his father saying, “Daddy why do you leave us now? Prof. Victor Uwaifo has gone to rest. Black Saturday for me now.”

Before his demise, Victor Uwaifo was a professor of visual arts and music at the University of Benin.

The ‘Guitar boy’, as he was fondly called, celebrated his 80th birthday in March.

Uwaifo is also the first professional musicians to be awarded with the National Honour, Member of the Order of the Niger.

He was also the first Commissioner for Arts, Culture and Tourism in Nigeria.

 

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