Nigerian Veteran Trumpeter, Victor Abimbola Olaiya has passed away at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) aged 89.
According to Micheal Odiong of Premiere Music, The highlife veteran died around noon on Wednesday. He also confirmed his death to Channels Television, Premiere Music was a record label that backed his music collections.
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He was born on 31 December 1930, also known as Dr. Victor Olaiya. He was extremely famous in Nigeria during the 1950s and early 1960s. Alhaji Alade Odunewu of the Daily Times described him as “The Evil Genius of Highlife”. He also received little recognitiob=n outside his native country.