Sir Victor Olaiya, one of Nigeria’s high life legends, has died. The musician died today February 12th at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, LUTH, after a brief illness.
He was 89 years old.
A statement by his label, Evergreen Music Company, confirmed his death.
Its Managing Director Bimbo Esho said: “The entire music world wish to announce the death of a Legend of Highlife music, One of the last man standing, the last of the original Dr Victor Abimbola Olaiya OON.
“We pray that the soul of the Doyen of highlife music finds repose with his creator while wishing the family and entire music community the fortitude to bear this irreplaceable loss.”