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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