Nigeria’s Highlife Music Icon, Victor Olaiya, is dead

 Victor Olaiya
One of Nigeria’s greatest highlife musician, Sir Victor Abimbola Olaiya, is dead.
News of his death was broken Wednesday by the Managing Director of his Evergreen Music Company Ltd., Bimbo Esho.

Esho said that the Music Icon passed away at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, aged 89 years old.

Olaiya was renowned for his classical songs including “Baby jowo ko mailo o.”

He owned the popular Stadium Hotel in Surulere, Lagos, where he had regular performances entertaining music lovers.