Musician Bright Chimezie and Media personalities, Dele Momodu and Prince Bisi Olatilo have paid tributes to late veteran musician, Victor Uwaifo who died on Saturday at 80.
Chimezie, on his Facebook wall, said: “Professor Victor Uwaifor, I am shocked and pained but most especially I am consoled with the fact you left an eternal legacy.
“You entered into the field of arts and manifested intelligence, diligence, magical creativity and extreme discipline- an artistic genius in all ramifications. The originality and uniqueness of your music and crafts remain unparalleled and unequaled.
“You have succeeded in enshrining your name and image in all and these legacies remain evergreen as it will transcend to several generations yet unborn. May God give your family and everyone pained by your demise the fortitude to bear this loss.”
Ovation international boss Dele Momodu said Africa lost one of her musical giants. “Africa has lost another giant, SIR VICTOR UWAIFO… May his wonderful soul Rest In Peace”.
Prince Bisi Olatilo shared his tribute message exclusively with The Nation.
He wrote “With very Heavy Hearts but with profound gratitude to God for a life well spent as Africa’s foremost musician, Biscon Communications sadly mourns the passage of sir Victor Uwaifo
we condole with the family of Sir Victor Uwaifo, the people of Edo state, Nigerians and the continent of Africa and the global music fraternity as a whole
May God grant sir Victor Uwaifo’s Musical soul eternal rest amen.”