President Muhammadu Buhari offered his condolences to the family, friends and associates of legendary musician and multi-talented artist Sir Victor Uwaifo, who passed away on Saturday, leaving a legacy of success in many areas of life, including academia and administration.
The President, in a statement from his Special Advisor on Media and Publicity, Chief Femi Adesina, said he had joined the Nigerian music industry and performers, both at home and abroad. foreigner, to mourn the former first honorable commissioner of arts, culture and tourism (Edo State), who was also the first musician and instrumentalist to receive the National Merit of Honor, Member of the Order of Niger (MON) in 1983.
President Buhari said he believes the renowned musician, with global appeal and recognition, has experienced many firsts, including the invitation to the State House by four presidents and heads of state, and laureate of a gold record in Africa for his song “Joromi”. , released in 1965 at the age of 24.
The President noted the fame Sir Uwaifo has brought to Nigeria through his international tours and the active role he has played in national development, returning to school to earn a first degree at age 54 with high honors, a master’s degree at 56 and a doctorate. to 77.
President Buhari prayed for the soul of the late musician, writer, sculptor, musical instrument inventor and university professor, knowing that he will miss the entire country, especially the music industry.