Legendary singer and guitarist, Sir Victor Uwaifo, is dead.
According to the Nation, a family member confirmed the news.
He is popular for his high-life music as his hit song ‘Guitar Boy’ remains a national anthem.
The source said he died after a brief illness.
The ‘Guitar boy’ as he was fondly called celebrated his 80th birthday in March.
Uwaifo is also the first professional musicians to be awarded with the National Merit Honours of Member of the Order of the Niger (MON).
He was also the first Commissioner for Arts, Culture and Tourism in Nigeria.