Home ARTS & CULTURE Guitar Boy Dies @80

Guitar Boy Dies @80

by InlandTown Editor
0 comment

Popular Nigerian highlife singer and guitarist, Prof. Sir Victor Uwaifo has passed on.

The ‘Guitar boy’ and composer of the Akwete rhythm sound, celebrated his 80th birthday earlier in March.

He was said to have died of a brief illness on Saturday 28th of August, 2021.

The legend was a well educated and enlightened man, who was a University lecturer, sculptor, writer and musical instrument inventor.

He was the first professional musician to be awarded with the National Merit Honours of Member of the Order of the Niger (MON) and also the first Commissioner for Arts, Culture and Tourism in Nigeria.

His tales of his encounter with a Mermaid at the bar beach is worthy of the archives and would be used as reference years to come.

Rest in Power Legend.

Related Articles

Leave a Comment

* By using this form you agree with the storage and handling of your data by this website.

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept Read More