Hon. Ikpea mourns Sir Victor Uwaifor, describes him as true music legend
Former Commissioner for Oil Gas and Solid Minerals Edo State, Hon. Joseph Ikpea on Saturday commiserated with the Nigerian music industry, family as well as friends of music exponent, Sir. Victor Uwaifor, who died on Saturday at the age of 80.
Hon. Ikpea’s condolence message was conveyed through telephone call to pressmen.
He described the deceased as a true music legend whose songs entertained Nigerians in the 60s and 70s.
He noted that Sir Victor Uwaifor spent all his life promoting good governance, good entertainment and healthy community relations through his music.
“I received with sadness the news of the passing away of Sir Victor Uwaifor, a great music legend.
“He will be remembered for his hit songs “joromi, Guitar boy, Arabade, Ekassa Series, and Akwete.”
“I join lovers of high life music to mourn this great loss. He belonged to an era of great music exponents in Nigeria,” Ikpea said.
He commended the late Sir Victor Uwaifor for contributing to the development of music in Nigeria and sustaining his interest in the music, art and culture industry even in old age.
The former Commissioner affirmed that the music industry in Nigeria benefitted from the contribution of the late musician who also mentored many young musicians.
He prayed that the almighty God would accept the soul of the departed and comfort the family he left behind