Highlife music legend, Sir Victor Olaiya is dead

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Sir Victor Olaiya

Veteran highlife music legend, Sir Victor Olaiya, has died after a brief illness.

Olaiya, whose music has continued to attract both old and young artistes, died at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, LUTH, on Wednesday at the age of 89.

The deceased, who celebrated his 89 birthday last December, was confirmed dead by Managing Director of Evergreen Music Company Ltd., Bimbo Esho via her Facebook page.

Esho wrote:

“The Death of the Doyen of Highlife music in Nigeria 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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