Highlife music legend, Dr Victor Olaiya dies at 89



High life music legend, Dr.  Victor Olaiya, has passed on.

He was aged 89.

His death was confirmed in a statement by his record label, Evergreen Music Company.

The Managing Director Bimbo Esho said:

“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..

“We pray that the soul of the Doyen of highlife music find repose with his creator while wishing the family and entire music community the fortitude to bear this irreplaceable loss.”

Dr. Olaiya was regarded as one of the biggest forces to drive Nigerian Highlife music. 

Tributes are now pouring in from fans who have been partakers of the goodness that is Sir Olaiya’s music.

RIP to a Legend.

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