Music legend and guitarist, Sir Victor Uwaifo is dead.
He died at the age of 80 after a brief illness on Saturday, according to his family.
One of his children, Uwaifo Peter de Rock, broke the news of the demise of on his social media page on Saturday evening.
“Daddy. Why Did you leave us now. Prof sir Victor UWAIFO has gone to rest. Black Saturday for me now”, the young Uwaifo wrote with 34 sad emoji, he said.
The ‘Guitar boy’ was also the first professional musicians to be awarded with the National Merit Honours of Member of the Order of the Niger (MON).
The Professor of Visual Arts, the University of Benin (UNIBEN), death, has thrown the University Community into mourning.
Meanwhile, Edo State governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki has mourn the death of the Octogenarian.
The Governor in a statement, expressed shock and sadness over the news of the passing of Prof. Uwaifo, noting that his death was a loss to Edo State, Nigeria and the Black Race.
According to him, “I received the news of the loss of legendary musician and art teacher, Prof. Victor Uwaifo, with shock and sadness.
“He was talented, phenomenal and an illustrious son of Edo State who wowed the world with his array of skills, notably his music talent.
“An all-round artist, Prof. Uwaifo was an enigma, who made music for all, bringing the contemporary Benin culture to the world stage and providing vicarious experience of the peculiarities of our art and culture to a global audience”.
Obaseki prayed that God will grant the Uwaifo family, friends, associates and well wishers the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.