Victor Abimbola Olaiya popularly known as Dr. Victor Olaiya, a famous highlife musician and trumpeter in the early 1950s and 1960s has passed on, on the 12th of February 2020.
He died at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital at age 89.
His death was confirmed by the Managing Director of Evergreen Music Company, Bimbo Esho.
She said “The entire music world wish to announce the death of a Legend of Highlife music, One of the last man standing, the last of the original Dr Victor Abimbola Olaiya OON..
We pray that the soul of the Doyen of highlife music find repose with his creator while wishing the family and entire music community the fortitude to bear this irreplaceable loss.”
Victor Abimbola Olaiya
(31 December 1930 – 12 February 2020)
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And Edited By Knight Fredel
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