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General News of Thursday, 13 February 2020

Source: MyNigeria

Buhari reacts to death of highlife musician Victor Olaiya

The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has sent condolence message to the family of late highlife musician, Victor Olaiya. reported yesterday that Victor Olaiya was confirmed dead at age 89 at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH).

News of his death was announced via a statement issued by Bimbo Esho, the Managing Director of Evergreen Music Company Ltd.

Reacting to the news, Buhari who issued a statement through his spokesman, Femi Adesina, stated that he “condoles with the family, friends and all lovers of vintage highlife music as played by Dr Victor Abimbola Olaiya, who passed on at 89.”

He also hailed the late musician for the joy his music brought to many across the nation.

According to President Buhari, “His place in history is guaranteed. He sang, not just for the entertainment value, but also taught critical lessons on life, good neighbourliness, and national cohesion. He will be sorely missed.”