- The family of late highlife musician and trumpeter, Victor Olaiya, has finally laid him to rest
- The musician who died on February 12, 2020, was buried at Ikoyi Vaults and Gardens
- The burial ceremony was a private one with only a few friends and family members in attendance
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Veteran highlife musician and trumpeter, Victor Olaiya, has finally been laid to rest.
The musician who was also popularly known as highlife evil genius has been buried at Vaults and Garden, Ikoyi, on May 7, 2020.
Olaiya kicked the bucket on February 12, 2020, to the dismay of his family members and loved ones. He was 89-years-old at the time of his passing. He died at the Lagos state teaching hospital (LUTH).
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the legendary musician’s burial ceremony was a small and simple one with only a few friends and family members in attendance.
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See a short video from the burial ceremony held in Lagos below:
Legit.ng had earlier reported that the sad news of the musician’s death was publicised 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.”
RIP to the dead.
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