JUST IN: Nigerian Highlife Music Icon, Victor Olaiya, Dies

Highlife Music Legend Victor Olaiya Is DEADBy Andy Ashong

Highlife Music Legend Victor Olaiya Is DEADBy Andy Ashong

Popularly known as "The Evil Genius of Highlife", Olaiya passed away after a brief illness at his Surulere, Lagos home this morning.

Bimbo Esho, the managing director of Evergreen Music Company, had broken the news of the singer's death in a statement sent to the TheCable Lifestyle.

"This untimely incident happened at LUTH at exactly 12noon on Wednesday, February 12, 2020".

President Muhammadu Buhari says history will be kind to Victor Olaiya, a veteran Nigerian highlife musician, who died on Wednesday, for his many legacies.

Noting that the departed musician's works transcended Nigeria, the West Coast, and, indeed, the African continent, the President prays God to rest Olaiya's soul, and comfort all those who mourn him.

He also condoled with the family, friends and all lovers of vintage highlife music as played by Dr Olaiya.

"He is indeed a man to emulate".

The Fuji music icon, in a statement released by his media office, said Olaiya has bequeathed posterity through his music to Nigerians and Africans in general. Dr Victor Abimbola Olaiya was 89 years of age on December 31st, 2019. However, his parents were from Ijesha-Iju in Ekiti State.

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