Victor Olaiya, one of Nigerians best music legend died at age 89, as he was at the Lagos State Teaching Hospital where he passed away, exactly 12 am of the 12th February 2020.
Popular music legend who featured Dr Victor Olaiya in one of his best highlife song ” Baby Mi Da” Innocent Ujah Idibia alias Tuface Idibia has reacted to the death of the legend via his Twitter timeline.
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.
He was known as the ”Evil Genius of Highlife”, a Ghanian gene that blends traditional Akan melodies with Westen instruments. He late broke out on his own after leaving the Bobby Jam Session Orchestra to start his own band the ”Cool Cats” in 1954.