Victor Uwaifo @nigezietv

Legandary musician Sir Victor Uwaifo turned 76 years today March 1. The legend who has been in the music industry for a very long time with 60 years experience is known for his hit track “Joromi”

Sir Victor Efosa Uwaifo who is the Chairman of Joromi Organization, a multi-track recording and television studio in Benin City was born on the 1st of March 1961 in Edo State Nigeria.

Victor Uwaifo @nigezietv

He obtained his secondary school education at the Western Boys’ High School, Benin and St Gregory’s College, Lagos, from 1957 to 1961. When he was 12 years old,he started playing guitar, and his earliest popular music influences deriving from listening to records of Spanish and Latin American music.

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He studied graphics at Yaba College of Technology, Lagos and graduated in 1961–1963. He received a bachelor’s degree with first-class honours and a master’s degree from the University of Benin in 1994, where he studied fine and applied arts and majored in sculpture.

After leaving Benin, Uwaifo continued playing music at St Gregory’s, Lagos, a contemporary of Segun Bucknor, both individuals were among the leading Lagos high school bandleaders. During school holidays and weekends, he jammed with Olaiya‘s All Stars band.

Sir Uwaifo also runs and manages an art gallery and the Victor Uwaifo Hall of Fame. He won the first Golden record in Nigeria,and was made history in Nigeria. West Africa and Africa (presented by Philips, West Africa) for his song ‘Joromi’ in 1996. Uwaifo has a total of 12 golden records to date.

Uwaifo also briefly worked with Stephen Osadebe and Fred Coker before he formed Melody Maestros in 1965. The band released ‘Joromi’ which became a huge hit in Nigeria and other parts of West Africa.
His song ‘Joromi’ has legendary status among his fans and his performances are characterized by his ability to play the guitar with both his feet and also his tongue.

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