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Veteran highlife musician, Dr. Victor Olaiya, is dead

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Veteran highlife musician, Victor Olaiya, is dead.

Aged 89, he died at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, LUTH, Wednesday afternoon.

His death was reported to have been made public in a statement issued by his label, Evergreen Music Company.

The statement by Bimbo Esho who is the managing director of the company reads: “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 finds repose with his creator while wishing the family and entire music community the fortitude to bear this irreplaceable loss.”