Tributes to late Music Legend, Sir Victor Uwaifo
Nigerian Musicians, Adewale Ayuba, Omatshola Iseli, popularly known as Tee Mac, as well as Otunba Olusegun Runsewe, Director-General, National Council for Arts and Culture, on Sunday, paid tributes to late veteran musician, Victor Uwaifo who died on August 28 at 80.
Tee Mac said that the nation had lost a special musician who was always available to help young artistes and uplift the entertainment industry.
According to him, late Uwaifo was a very active member of the Performing Musicians Association of Nigeria (PMAN) and that as the Chairman of the Entertainment Foundation, he will ensure that Uwaifo’s legacies were sustained.
”Victor Uwaifo’s death is a sad development, as an artist, he was constant with his artworks, he represents to me a true artist, from making his sculptures, to music to painting and writing.
”I met him in November 1970 and since then we have attended many shows together, I go to his house and even slept in his house countless times. He was a great friend.
”I will speak with his family to ensure his museum is maintained because it is a tourist attraction,” he said.
Also, Runsewe described late Uwaifo as a musician of a lifetime considering his huge contributions to the growth of the Nigerian entertainment industry.
Being a unique fellow, loaded with lots of talents, the late Uwaifo had contributed to the development of the entertainment industry and NCAC would immortalise him and his works, he said.
Runsewe noted that institutions and students also needed to study Uwaifo and his works, to spur their creativity in and inspire even unborn Nigerians.
”I had an encounter with him in 2019 during the commemoration of the National Festival of Arts and Culture (NAFEST) which was hosted in Benin.