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Sir Victor Uwaifo

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Sir Victor Uwaifo is a Nigerian musician, writer, sculptor, and musical instrument inventor

Born in Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria in 1941, he is famous for his Ekassa music. Early in his career, he was a member of Bobby Benson’s Highlife band. As a solo artist, Uwaifo made history in Nigeria when he was awarded the first gold record (presented by Philips, West Africa) for his song “Joromi” in 1966. “Joromi” has legendary status among his fans, and his performances are characterised by his ability to play the guitar with both his feet, and also his tongue.

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  • ummanturkoglu

    Living Legend

    16 Feb 2011 Reply
  • Degarmo

    yes he is

    13 Jul 2009 Reply
  • yayforelmo

    is he still alive?

    9 May 2009 Reply
  • nyamsakumsa

    i share first name with the great man himself. When i was a kid, i liked to dance to any music that played on the radio, so grown ups named Victor Owaifo...i remember thiose guitars in joromi and especially Guitar Boy...I have never heard a duet of its kind between Guitar and voice before...

    16 Apr 2009 Reply
  • StoneFree82

    Amazing guitar.

    28 Mar 2009 Reply
  • djin_blanchette

    Hey! Great compilation here: www.soundwaysrecords.com Ekassa!!!

    20 Oct 2008 Reply
  • Degarmo

    what an icon

    5 Aug 2008 Reply
  • adaigbo

    My friends & I r all Nigerian-born but a younger generation who grew up with parents that loved this song so much. We all went crazy a few yrs ago at a party where this song was played. It was incredible. We barely remembered the words but the memories came rushing back of our parents dancing to the music when we were all kids in Nigeria. It's an exciting song for any Nigerian in Nigeria or out.

    3 Mar 2008 Reply
  • smith322

    love it!

    3 Aug 2007 Reply
  • wonder_al

    \o/

    6 Feb 2007 Reply