Nigerian high life legend, Victor Olaiya is dead. The veteran musician died today, Wednesday, in Lagos, South-west Nigeria at the age of 89.

A statement by his label, Evergreen Music Company, confirmed his death.

Its Managing Director Bimbo Esho said: “The entire music world wish to announce the death of a Legend of Highlife music, One of  the last man standing, the last of the original Dr Victor Abimbola Olaiya OON..

“We pray that the soul of the Doyen of highlife music find repose with his creator while wishing the family and entire music community the fortitude to bear this irreplaceable loss.”

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