The world of Highlife music was thrown into mourning following the passing on of a Legend of Highlife music, Sir Dr. Victor Abimbola Olaiya OON.
The music icon reportedly passed at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (Luth) Lagos State at about 12noon yesterday.
Victor Olaiya was widely celebrated for his immerse contribution to the highlife genre with hit tracks like ‘Omo Pupa’, Baby Jowo,Yabomisa,and many more
A statement by his label, Evergreen Music Company, confirmed his death.
Its 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.”