President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed his condolences to the family, friends, and associates of Sir Victor Uwaifo, a great musician and multi-talented artiste who died on Saturday.
Mr Femi Adesina, the president’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, said the deceased left a legacy of successes in many spheres of life, including academics and administration, in a condolence letter to the president in Abuja.
He hailed the music legend as someone who, via his songs, portrayed life and lived for many.
“At the age of 24, he won a gold disc in Africa for his song “Joromi,” which he released in 1965.
The glory that Uwaifo brought to Nigeria through his foreign tours, as well as the active role he played in national development, will be remembered for a long time.
“I pray for the spirit of the departed musician, writer, sculptor, inventor of musical instruments, and university lecturer, and I believe the entire country, particularly the music industry, will miss him greatly,” the statement stated.