The Nigerian amusement scene and music darlings have been tossed into incredible grieving over updates on the demise of veteran highlife artist, Victor Olaiya.
Olaiya passed on at 89 years old at precisely 12pm on Wednesday, February 12, 2020. The music maestro took his final gasp at LUTH in Lagos state.
The pitiful news was accounted for by the overseeing executive of Evergreen Music Company, Bimbo Esho by means of her Facebook page.
In the post shared on her page, Esho stated: “The Death of the Doyen of Highlife music in Nigeria.
The whole music world wish to declare the passing of a legend of Highlife music one of the sole survivor, the remainder of the first Dr Victor Abimbola Olaiya OON.
This less than ideal episode occurred at Luth emergency clinic Lagos state at precisely 12noon today Wednesday twelfth of February, 2020. We supplicate that the Doyen of highlife music discovers rest with the maker while wishing the family and whole music network the strength to tolerate this indispensable misfortune. Furthermore, to my namesake Abimbola Olaiya I will miss your commitment to HIGHLIFE MUSIC. Dr Victor Abimbola Olaiya was 89 years old on December 31st, 2019.”