- Veteran Nigerian singer, Victor Olaiya, has passed on at the age of 89
- The highlife singer died on Wednesday, February 12, 2020
- The Baby Jowo crooner passed on at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH)
The Nigerian entertainment scene and music lovers have been thrown into great mourning over news of the death of veteran highlife singer, Victor Olaiya.
Olaiya passed on at the age of 89 at exactly 12pm on Wednesday, February 12, 2020. The music maestro took his last breath at LUTH in Lagos state.
The sad news was reported by the managing director of Evergreen Music Company, Bimbo Esho via her Facebook page.
In the post shared on her page, Esho wrote: "The Death of the Doyen of Highlife music in Nigeria.
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.
This untimely incident happened at Luth hospital Lagos state at exactly 12noon today Wednesday 12th of February, 2020. We pray that the Doyen of highlife music finds repose with the creator while wishing the family and entire music community the fortitude to bear this irreplaceable loss. And to my namesake Abimbola Olaiya I will miss your contribution to HIGHLIFE MUSIC. Dr Victor Abimbola Olaiya was 89 years of age on December 31st, 2019."
See a screenshot of her post below:
RIP to the dead.
In other news, Legit.ng reported that a Nigerian man killed another Nigerian in South Africa after a business disagreement.
In a video making the rounds on social media, the two men who are said to be Nigerians were seen fighting as a crowd gathered and the police tried to separate them.
In the video, one of the men rushed to pick up a big stone and threw it on his opponent’s head. He did not stop there but also pushed the man down and that ended up being his last fall.
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