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The Legend and also a Veteran Musician, Victor Uwaifo, died at the age of 80 on Saturday.

He was said to have passed on after a brief illness who took his life.

Before his death, Uwaifo made a huge impact not just in the entertainment or music industry but academic sector as well.

The history of Nigeria’s music is incomplete without him.

Below are nine things you may not know about this music legend.

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He was Born on March 1, 1941, he started his music career shortly after completing his secondary education.
He formed Melody Maestros, his band In 1965.

He was a musician, writer, sculptor, and musical instrument inventorand player.

He was the Commissioner for Arts, Culture and Tourism under former Governor Lucky Igbenidion of Edo State.

He was a lecturer at the Department of Fine and Applied Arts at the University of Benin, Benin.

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

He had a Bachelors degree (first class valedictorian), Masters degree and Ph.D in Architectural Sculpture from the University of Benin.

Victor Uwaifo’s hobbies included bodybuilding, swimming, gaming, reading and writing. He was married with children.

Before his death, he asked the government to take over his private music museum to save it from total rot.


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