Nigerian highlife legend, Victor Olaiya, dies at 89

Nigerian high life legend, Victor Olaiya is dead. The veteran musician died today, Wednesday, in Lagos, South-west Nigeria at the age of 89.

A statement by his label, Evergreen Music Company, confirmed his death.

Its Managing Director Bimbo Esho said: “The entire music world wish to announce the death of a Legend of Highlife music, One of  the last man standing, the last of the original Dr Victor Abimbola Olaiya OON..

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“We pray that the soul of the Doyen of highlife music find repose with his creator while wishing the family and entire music community the fortitude to bear this irreplaceable loss.”


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