On Saturday, ace musician, composer, instrumentalist and sculptor, Sir Victor Uwaifo went to the world beyond. He was 80 years old.
News of his death was broken last night by his nephew Uwaifo Peter ‘The Rock’ on his verified Facebook page.
“Daddy whyyyyyyyyyy did you leave us now. Prof Sir Victor Uwaifo has gone to rest. Black Saturday for me nooow. One week after collaborating with me,” Peter wrote.
Sir Victor’s mastery of the guitar was legendary for which he earned the appellation ‘Guitar Boy.’
He was Arts, Culture and Tourism commissioner in the administration of Governor Lucky Igbinedion in Edo State. He was Member of the Order of the Niger (MON).
He was also a professor of Visual Arts at the University of Benin (UNIBEN). He celebrated his last birthday on March 1.
He recalled in one of the numerous newspaper interviews he granted, his encounter with a mermaid at the Bar Beach, Lagos in 1967.