Legendary Nigerian musician and guitarist, Sir Victor Uwaifo has died.
The “Joromi” crooner and highlife music icon and multi instrumentalist died at 80.
Cause of death of the music legend, whose song “Mammy Water” was a hit for decades, was not disclosed.
One of his children, Uwaifo Peter de Rock, broke the news of the demise of his father, a professor of Visual Arts, University of Benin (UNIBEN), on his Facebook page, on Saturday evening.
While Peter did not disclose the cause of the death of his late father, he nevertheless, expressed anguish at the passing of the music star.
In his Facebook comments, Peter said: “Daddy whyyyyyyyyyy Did you leave us now.
“Professor (Sir) Victor Uwaifo has gone to rest. Black Saturday for me one week now after collaborating with me.”
The legendary musicologist served as Commissioner for Arts and Culture under the administration of Chief Lucky Igbinedion.
A First Class graduate of Visual Arts. His undergraduate project of a king on a horse, is a signature arts poster at the Ekenwan Campus of the university.
Sir Victor Uwaifo played the guitar, flute, keyboards with dexterity and had highly ambulant kinetic dancing steps.
Details of his death were still unknown, as at the time of filing this report.
Adibe Emenyonu in Benin City