Highlife maestro Victor Olaiya is dead

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Iconic Nigerian highlife musician, Mr Victor Olaiya, is dead

He died at Lagos University Teaching Hospital at exactly 12 noon on Wednesday. He was 89.

Mrs Bimbo Esho, managing director of Evergreen Music Company Ltd broke the news on Facebook.

Mrs Esho, who is the daughter of highlife music enthusiast, Femi Esho, wrote, “We pray that the Doyen of highlife music find repose with the creator while wishing the family and entire music community the fortitude to bear this irreplaceable loss. And to my namesake Abimbola Olaiya I will miss your contribution to highlife music”.

 

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