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  • Updated: September 02, 2021

Family Sets Date To Bury Sir Victor Uwaifo

The family of late Sir Victor Uwaifo has set a date to lay to rest late music legend, Sir Victor Uwaifo.

The burial arrangements, according to the family, will take three days starting September 23-26, 2021.

Uwaifo’s manager, Chris Eburu revealed that the service of songs for Sir Victor Uwaifo will take place on September 23 in his Benin residence.

On September 24, a special outing service will hold in honour of the late Joromi singer.

On September 25, guests and dignitaries will be hosted to a lavish ceremony at an undisclosed venue.

On September 26, there will be a thanksgiving service at Holy Cross Cathedral in Benin, Edo State.

Uwaifo died at 80 on Saturday, August 28, 2021. in a private hospital after a brief illness.

About Sir Victor Uwaifo

Sir Victor Uwaifo was born March 1, 1941, and was best known for being a musician, writer, sculptor, multi-instrumentalist, and university lecturer.

The music legend was the winner of the first gold disc in Africa (Joromi) released in 1965 and seven other gold discs for ‘Guitar boy,” Arabade’, ‘Ekassa series’ and ‘Akwete music.’

He was recognized as Nigeria’s most educated performing music legend and artist with a Ph.D. in architectural sculpture.

He was also the first Nigerian musician to be awarded the National Merit Honours of Member of the Order of the Niger (MON).

The music icon’s greatest hits include ‘Joromi’ and ‘Mammy Water’.

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