BREAKING: Music Legend, Victor Uwaifo Is Dead

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Music legend and first Honorable Commissioner for Arts, Culture and Tourism in Nigeria, Sir Victor Uwaifo is dead.

According to the news report, Uwaifo was 80 years old at the time of his death.

His son, Uwaifo Peter de Rock reportedly broke the news on his Facebook page on Saturday, August 28, 2021.

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

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

He was the winner of the first gold disc in Africa (Joromi) released in 1965 and seven other gold discs in Guitar boy, Arabade, Ekassa series and Akwete music.

He recorded under the name Victor Uwaifo and His TItibitis.

He was recognised as the most educated performing music legend, musical instrument inventor, artist, worldwide with a B.A Honors (first-class valedictorian), Masters degree and PhD in Architectural Sculpture from the University of Benin in Nigeria

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