The veteran singer is one of the best loved musicians in Nigeria, having created an impact in music.
Victor Uwaifo Biography
Victor Efosa Uwaifo, born March 1, 1941, better known as Victor Uwaifo, was a Nigerian veteran highlife musician, writer, sculptor, musical instrument inventor, and university lecturer.
He was the first Honorable Commissioner for Arts, Culture and Tourism in Nigeria.
Uwaifo was born in Benin City, Edo State, where he grew up and had his early education and had several hit songs, including Joromi.
Early Life and Education
Victor Uwaifo was born in Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria, where he obtained his secondary school education at the Western Boys’ High School, Benin and St. Gregory’s College, Lagos.
He studied graphics at Yaba College of Technology, Lagos, and graduated in 1961–1963.
Uwaifo earned a bachelor’s degree with first-class honours and a Master’s degree from the University of Benin in 1997.
Victor Uwaifo started playing with E.C. Arinze’s highlife band, where he took his music professional.
Uwaifo also worked with Stephen Osadebe and Fred Coker before he formed Melody Maestros in 1965.
Some of his hit songs include Joromi, Guitar Boy, and a host of other hit songs.
He opened the Joromi Hotel in Benin City, and within ten years, he established his own television studio.
He travelled to the United States, Russia, Japan, and The United Kingdom, Bulgaria, Romania, Germany, France, Hungary, Rome, Ghana, Ivory Coast (Côte d’Ivoire), Togo, Benin Republic, Spain, and Canada.
Victor Uwaifo was also a lecturer at the Department of Fine and Applied Arts at the University of Benin, Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria.
Victor Uwaifo Net Worth
Victor Uwaifo was a veteran Nigerian highlife singer with an estimated net worth of $1 million.
Due to his contribution to the music industry, Uwaifo was awarded the National Honors Merit Award in 1983.
Victor Uwaifo Wife
Victor Uwaifo was married and they had children together before the time of his death. He will be greatly missed.
He had other achievements and recognition to his name in respect to what he had contributed through his music.
Victor Uwaifo Death
Victor Uwaifo died on August 28, 2021, although the cause of his death has not been revealed yet.