President Muhammadu Buhari sends his sincere condolences to Victor Uwaifo's family


Celebrated Arts legend, Professor Victor Uwaifo, 80, died on Saturday, August 28th, 2021. Uwaifo is distinguished among his counterparts due to his exploits in the art industry. He was the first of his kind as a musician to receive the National Merit Honours in 1983. He's a musician as well as a sculptor and a University professor in Edo state university. During his lifetime, Uwaifo had been appointed by the government as the Commissioner for Arts, Culture and Terrorism.

The news of Uwaifo's death was announced by his son, Peter Uwaifo on his Facebook page.

He wrote, "Daddy why did you leave me now. Prof. Sir Victor Uwaifo has gone to rest. Black Saturday for me now. One week now after collaborating with me."

Confirming Victor Uwaifo legendary exploits, President Muhammadu Buhari sent his sincere condolences to the Uwaifo's family as well as commending Uwaifo noteable acts in the Art industry. Buhari's condolences was contained in a statement issued by his media aide, Femi Adesina.

Part of the statement commenting on Uwaifo's exploits reads" President Buhari believes the renowned musician with global appeal and recognition lived for many firsts which includes invitation to the state house by four Presidents and Head of States and Winner of a gold disc in Africa for his song, "Joromi" released in 1965 at age of 24."

Buhari had also stated it's his expressed desire to live to see Uwaifo's children continue his legacy.

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