Some might be asking who is Victor Olaiya??, Well he is Victor Abimbola Olaiya, also known as Dr Victor Olaiya, was a Nigerian trumpeter who played in the highlife style. Though extremely famous in Nigeria during the 1950s and early 1960s, Olaiya received little recognition outside his native country.
Sir Victor Olaiya, one of Nigeria’s high life legends, has died. The musician died today February 12th at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, LUTH, after a brief illness.
He was aged 89.
The late Olaiya was married and had many children including Nollywood actress, Moji Olaiya, who died in May 2017.
His death is really a big loss.
May his soul rest in peace, Amen.