First Africa musician to sell over 100,000 music records, Sir Victor Efosa Uwaifo has been confirmed dead.
Peter Uwaifo, one of the children of the music legend confirmed the death of his father few hours ago.
According to Peter Uwaifo, he featured his father, Sir Victor Uwaifo in a music that was recorded about a week ago and the music is still been promo for release.
Daddy whyyyyyyyyyy Did you leave us now. Sir Victor UWAIFO has gone to rest.Peter Uwaifo said.
Black Saturday for me now.
One week now after collaborating with me.
It would be recalled 56 years ago, Sir Victor Uwaifo at the age of 24 won the Africa Gold disc award after been the first musician in the continent to sell over 100,000 music records in a week.
He changed the narrative and broke the barrier of impossibility in Africa music industry in 1965 when he released the song ‘Joromi’.
‘Joromi’ song after more than 5 decades still remain a loved and craving music to many.
Victor Uwaifo breaks the barrier in Africa music when many musicians as at then could hardly sell up to 2000 records.
Sir Victor Uwaifo is more unique in the music industry with the uncommon way he plays the guitar, he rotates the guitar almost 360 degree round his body while performing on stage and still plays the guitar perfectly well with melodious sound even at old age before death.
Victor Uwaifo was born on March 1, 1941 in Benin City.
He turned larger part of his residential building named aeroplane house to a musuem.
Sir Victor Uwaifo is one of the well educated musicians in Africa.
In 2016, Sir Victor Uwaifo who is a Professor and a Leturer at the University of Benin, UNIBEN announced that he was doing his second PhD in Biomimetics at the age of 75.
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