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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… read more

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  • Living Legend
  • yes he is
  • is he still alive?
  • 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...
  • Amazing guitar.
  • Hey! Great compilation here: www.soundwaysrecords.com Ekassa!!!
  • what an icon
  • 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.
  • love it!

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