Connect with us

celebrity news

Breaking: Nigerian highlife legend Victor Olaiya Dies

Published

on


Nigerian Highlife music icon, Sir Victor Olaiya, has passed away.

The musician, who was 89 at the time of his death, passed away after a brief illness at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital on Wednesday.

Managing Director of Evergreen Music Company Ltd, Bimbo Esho, announced Olaiya’s demise.

A gifted trumpeter, Olaiya rose to global fame in the 1950s and 1960s through his blend of gripping highlife sound.

Reacting to the incident, the singer 2face Idibia said he was devastated. He tweeted, “Devastated by the news of the passing of Dr. Victor Olaiya – maestro, mentor, legend. Thanks for the beautiful music. Thanks for the inspiration. Blessed for the honour of sharing a mic and stage with you. Rest in peace baba.”

Many other celebrities have sent their condolences, expressing shock over the news.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

News3 weeks ago

NYSC: N33,000 approved as Corps members’ new allowance

Nigerians should appreciate Buhari that bombing has reduced-- Femi Adesina
News3 weeks ago

Nigerians should appreciate Buhari that bombing has reduced– Femi Adesina

News3 weeks ago

Buhari reacts to TY Danjuma’s comment, Osinbajo’s relationship

News3 weeks ago

Buhari condemn killing of 13 people in Plateau, charges security agents

News3 weeks ago

How Kobe Bryant’s flew despite bad weather — Police

News3 weeks ago

Buhari can’t succeed with Femi Adesina, other liars around him – Omokri

News3 weeks ago

Amotekun not South-West’s plan to secede from Nigeria– Fayemi

2020 Grammy Awards: Full list of winners
News3 weeks ago

2020 Grammy Awards: Full list of winners

celebrity news3 weeks ago

Kobe Bryant and Wife agreed never to fly on same helicopter — Source

royal news4 days ago

He wanted to stick his staff of office into my eyes- Oluwo of Iwo speaks on why he attacked the Agbowu of Ogbagbaa

Metro3 weeks ago

Kobe Bryant: 9 bodies recovered from scene of helicopter crash

News3 weeks ago

Kobe Bryant: Wife Venessa’s first statement after husband, daughter died

News3 weeks ago

Fans demand Kobe Bryant’s image used as NBA new logo

News3 weeks ago

Queen Elizabeth’s Daughter-in-Law Sophie Wessex to “help out” as Meghan Markle, Prince Harry step down

Metro4 weeks ago

Why I rejected blood transfusion for my daughter — Dad

Entertainment3 weeks ago

Noollywood is a disgrace! as Veteran actor Ernest Asuzu turns beggar, battles stroke (video)

News3 weeks ago

Femi Adesina is a sick man, sold his soul to devil– Fani-Kayode

celebrity news3 weeks ago

Aisha Abimbola’s son speaks on being maltreated by Lola Alao (video)

Breaking news2 weeks ago

Buhari departs for AU summit in Addis Ababa

music3 weeks ago

Naira Marley ft Ms Banks – Anywhere

News13 hours ago

We’ll continue to seek, secure release of all children, captives of terrorists — Buhari

News16 hours ago

CNN’s Fareed Zakaria gives reason why Trump should remove Nigeria from US travel ban

Politics16 hours ago

Ihedioha vs Uzodinma: Supreme Court grants PDP’s request in first hearing

Relationship19 hours ago

Sexual attraction is the point of romantic relationships, if it’s not then live with your siblings – Brymo

News19 hours ago

Richest man in the world Jeff Bezos pledges $10bn to fight climate change

Sports19 hours ago

Manchester United beat Chelsea 2-0 as top 4 battle heats up

Sports21 hours ago

Lionel Messi and Lewis Hamilton share Laureus World Sportsman of the Year award

Sports21 hours ago

Odion Ighalo makes breaks record as first Nigerian player to play for Man United

News21 hours ago

First photos of Amotekun commanders in their uniform in Ekiti

Politics22 hours ago

Analysis: Ihedioha vs Uzodinma: What to expect as Supreme Court revisits Imo judgement

News22 hours ago

Northern Nigeria will destroy itself if they don’t change– Emir Sanusi

News1 day ago

Buhari has lost control — PDP reacts to NSA Monguno, Abba Kyari tussle over security

News1 day ago

Court orders arrest of Nigeria Customs’ ex-boss Dikko

News1 day ago

National Security adviser, Babagana Mongono, drags Buhari’s Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari, for interfering in security matters

Relationship1 day ago

Don’t marry a lady that cannot cook– Pastor Adeboye

News1 day ago

Opposition politicizing Leah Sharibu’s captivity — Femi Adesina

Press Release1 day ago

Presidency debunks claim of Buhari’s tour to UK, Saudi Arabia

News2 days ago

Agba Jalingo regains freedom from detention

News2 days ago

Ibadan Obas threaten to dethrone Olubadan for commercializing chieftancy title

Lifestyle2 days ago

Ethiopian Christians rescued Muslims when driven from Mecca– Reno Omokri

Receive NEWS for free

Enter your email address to subscribe to receive news updates

Join 11,714 other subscribers