Victor Olaiya
Victor Olaiya

One of Nigerian’s veteran highlife singers, Victor Olaiya has died at the age of 89 at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), reports.

Bimbo Esho, Managing Director of his label, Evergreen Music Company, confirming the death of the highlife legend said Olaiya passed away on Wednesday, February, 12, 20120.

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He 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.

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




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