Legendary musician and master guitarist, Sir Victor Uwaifo is dead.
A close family source confirmed that he died today, August 27 after a brief illness.
Professor, Sir Victor Uwaifo was born on March 1, 1941. He was a Nigerian musician, writer, sculptor, and musical instrument inventor, University lecturer.
He was Commissioner for Arts, Culture and Tourism in Edo State and 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 recognized as the most educated performing music legend, musical instrument inventor, artist, worldwide with a B.A Honors (first class valedictorian), Masters degree and Ph.D in Architectural Sculpture, (University of Benin, Nigeria).