Sir Victor Uwaifo, Music legend, has passed away. He was 80 years old.

Sir, Uwaifo was a prolific songwriter, sculptor, music and instrument inventor.

Popularly known as ‘Guitar boy’, the legendary Nigerian died after a brief illness.

Uwaifo was honoured with the National Merit Honors of Member of the Order of the Niger (MON).

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He was the country’s first Commissioner for Arts, Culture and Tourism and winner of the first gold disc in Africa (Joromi), released in 1965.

Uwaifo obtained a B.A. Honors (first class valedictorian), Masters degree and Ph.D in Architectural Sculpture, University of Benin (UNIBEN).

The deceased lectured at the UNIBEN’s Department of Fine and Applied Art.

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