President Buhari mourns late highlife musician Victor Olaiya

President Buhari mourns late highlife musician Victor Olaiya

- Nigeria’s president, Muhammadu Buhari, has mourned the death of popular highlife musician, Victor Olaiya

- Olaiya passed on at the age of 89 on February 12, 2020

- In a statement put out by the president’s adviser on media and publicity, Femi Adebayo, he said Buhari revealed the singer will be greatly missed

Death is something that every soul must experience but it still does not reduce the shocking effect it has when a loved one passes on.

Just recently, the Nigerian entertainment industry was thrown into great mourning after veteran highlife singer, Victor Olaiya, passed on.

The Baby Jowo crooner died at the age of 89 on February 12, 2020, at the Lagos State Teaching Hospital (LUTH). After his death, fans and well-wishers have mourned him.

The president of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, through a statement released by his special adviser on media and publicity, Femi Adesina, acknowledged the death of Olaiya.

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In a press release shared on Adesina’s Facebook page, the president said the singer will be greatly missed and that his place in history is guaranteed.

Victor Olaiya dies

The president of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, through a statement released by his special adviser on media and publicity, Femi Adesina, acknowledged the death of Victor Olaiya.
Source: UGC

The president noted that the highlife musician who was known for his mastery of the trumpet brought joy to people across the continent and that his music transcends Nigeria, the West Coast and the African continent.

Excerpts of President Buhari’s statement reads: “His place in history is guaranteed. He sang, not just for the entertainment value, but also taught critical lessons on life, good neighbourliness, and national cohesion. He will be sorely missed.”

See a screenshot of Femi Adesina’s post below:

President Buhari mourns late highlife musician Victor Olaiya

President Buhari mourns late highlife musician Victor Olaiya
Source: Facebook

RIP to the dead.

In other related news, Legit.ng reported that Nigerian music star, Innocent Idibia, professionally known as 2baba, took to social media to mourn the death of the highlife star.

The singer shared a photo of the deceased music icon on his official Instagram page. 2baba noted that he is devastated by the passing of Olaiya who he described as a mentor, maestro and a legend.

Veteran Nigerian singer Victor Olaiya passes on at age 89

2baba appreciated late Olaiya for creating beautiful music and also serving as a source of inspiration to other artistes.

Bringing his short note to an end, he pointed out that it was an honor to share the same stage with Olaiya during his days on earth.

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