West African Safari One of the true enigmas of the Nigerian music scene, Sir Victor Uwaifo has been an instantly recognisable figure throughout his five decades in the music industry. He built his first guitar aged 12 and went on to be awarded Africa’s first gold disc in 1969. A musician, poet, philosopher, sculptor, painter, ambassador and recently Commissioner for Culture, he has carved a unique place for himself in the history of African music
Sir Victor Uwaifo (MON) (born 1 March 1941) is a Nigerian musician, writer, sculptor, and musical instrument inventor. He also served as commissioner for arts and culture in Edo State under the government of Lucky Igbinedion. Uwaifo is famous for his joromi music. He records under the name Sir Victor Uwaifo. His best-known songs, "Guitar Boy" and "Mami Water", were a huge hit in 1966.
Victor Uwaifo, The Genius, you were the first professional music maestro bestowed with the Nigerian National Honors (MON) in 1983 by President Shehu Shagari, 33 years ago. You were also appointed as Justice of the Peace (JP) in 1990 by the Edo State Government It is on record that you set the pace as the first Entertainer /Music professional in Nigeria ever appointed by any government that served as the Honorable Commissioner for Arts, Culture and Tourism and member of the Edo State Executive Council, 2001-2003. Victor Uwaifo's latest album "Legend Reborn" featured Artists include: 2Face, Waje, Ozone, Ice Prince, Queen Moda. Marketed by Hypertek Digital Limited Plot 235, Rio PLaza Muri, Okunola .
Guitar Boy Superstar 1970-1976. Victor Uwaifo's mission to spread and preserve the cultural heritage of ancient Benin (Modern day Edo State, Nigeria) has seen him work as a commissioner for cultural affairs in his native Edo State, a University lecturer, acclaimed bronze sculptor and poet as well as a highly successful musician.
Guitar-Boy Superstar is the first survey of the long career of the legendary Nigerian musician, artist and poet Victor Uwaifo. The album focuses on a unique style of highlife music that Uwaifo called ‘Ekassa’ – based on ancient rhythms and fused with modern highlife instrumentation and a dash of rock and soul
Sir Victor Uwaifo is a Nigerian musician, writer, sculptor, and musical instrument inventor. Born in Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria in 1941, he is famous for his Ekassa music. Early in his career, he was a member of Bobby Benson’s Highlife band. As a solo artist, Uwaifo made history in Nigeria when he was awarded the first gold record (presented by Philips, West Africa) for his song Joromi in 1966.