High life music legend, Dr. Victor Olaiya, has passed on.
He was aged 89.
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.