The Doyen of Highlife music in Nigeria, Dr Victor Abimbola Olaiya OON, is dead.
Dr Victor Abimbola Olaiya ( OON), died on Wednesday, 12th February, after a brief illness.
Dr. Olaiya died around 12pm at LUTH.
Dr. Victor Olaiya was a Legend of Highlife music and one of the last man standing when it comes to originality.
His death was confirmed by Bimbo Esho, Managing Director of Evergreen Music Company Ltd, which he owned.
“We pray that the Doyen of highlife music find repose with the creator while wishing the family and entire music community the fortitude to bear this irreplaceable loss.”
“And to my name sake Abimbola Olaiya I will miss your contribution to HIGHLIFE MUSIC.”
Dr Victor Abimbola Olaiya clocked 89 years of age on December 31st, 2019.