Legendary Nigerian musician, the ‘Guitar Boy’ Sir Victor Uwaifo is dead.
Uwaifo is the first professional musicians to be awarded with the National Merit Honours of Member of the Order of the Niger (MON).
He was said to have died of heart related ailment.
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 Honours (first class valedictorian), Master’s degree and Ph.D in Architectural Sculpture from the University of Benin in Nigeria.