Nigeria’s high life legends, Sir Victor Olaiya has died. The musician died today February 12th at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, LUTH, after a brief illness.
The musician died at the age of 89.
A statement by his label, Evergreen Music Company, confirmed his death.
Its Managing Director Bimbo Esho said: “The entire music world wishes 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.
The late Olaiya was married and had many children including Nollywood actress, Moji Olaiya, who died in May 2017.
“We pray that the soul of the Doyen of highlife music finds repose with his creator while wishing the family and entire music community the fortitude to bear this irreplaceable loss.”