Muhammadu Buhari Late Victor Olaiya
President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday mourned veteran highlife singer, Dr Victor Olaiya.
In a press release by his Particular Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, the President paid tributes to the 89-year-old who died on Wednesday.
He additionally condoled with the household, associates and all lovers of classic highlife music as performed by Dr Olaiya.
President Buhari famous that the highlife maestro, identified for his mastery of the trumpet, introduced pleasure and delight to folks throughout generations, along with his songs which have been each entertaining and didactic.
“His (Olaiya’s) place in historical past is assured,” he mentioned, including, “He sang, not only for the leisure worth, but in addition taught essential classes on life, good neighbourliness, and nationwide cohesion. He will probably be sorely missed.”
The President urged the youthful generations of musicians to be taught from Olaiya and guarantee their songs stay evergreen and outlive them.
He famous that the departed musician’s works transcended Nigeria, the West Coast, in addition to the African continent.
President Buhari prayed that God would grant Olaiya’s soul relaxation and luxury all those that mourn him.
The veteran highlife singer died on Wednesday afternoon on the Lagos College Instructing Hospital (LUTH).
Michael Odiong of the file label that holds his music repertoire, Premiere Music, confirmed his dying to Channels Tv.
Papingo Dalaya, because the highlife maestro known as, was born on December 31, 1930, in Calabar, the Cross River State capital however hails from Ijesha-Ishu, Ekiti State.