Friday, 24 February 2012


Sir Victor Uwaifo is a Nigerian musician, writer, sculptor and musical intrument inventor born in Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria in 1941.
He is famous for his joromi music.
His best-known song Guitar Boy and Mamiwater was a huge hit in 1966.
It was allegedly inspired by an encounter with a mami water while lounging on Bar Beach in Lagos.
He also served as commissioner for arts and culture in Edo State under the government of Lucky Igbinedion.
Early in his career, he was a member of Bobby Benson's Highlife band.
Uwaifo made history in Nigeria when he won the first Golden Record in Nigeria, West Africa and Africa for his song Joromi in 1996.
The Federal Government of Nigeria in appreciation of his talents and contributions to Nigeria honored him with a National Honors Merit in 1983.

Tolu Falode.

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