JUST IN: Nigerian Highlife Music Icon, Victor Olaiya, Dies


Nigerian Highlife music icon, Sir Victor Olaiya, has passed away.

The musician, who was 89 at the time of his death, passed away after a brief illness at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital on Wednesday.

Managing Director of Evergreen Music Company Ltd, Bimbo Esho, announced Olaiya’s demise.

A gifted trumpeter, Olaiya rose to global fame in the 1950s and 1960s through his blend of gripping highlife sound. 





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SaharaReporters, New York

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