One of the foremost musicians in Nigeria, Victor Abimbola Olaiya (OON) has bade the world goodbye.
The death of Olaiya who was otherwise known as the Doyen of Highlife music in Nigeria was announced by Bimbo Esho,
Managing Director of Evergreen Music Company Limited.
Esho in a state said: “The entire music world wish to announce the death of a Legend of Highlife music, One of the last man standing, the last of the original Dr Victor Abimbola Olaiya OON..
This incident occurred at Lagos University Teaching hospital(LUTH), Lagos State at exactly 12noon today Wednesday 12th of February, 2020..
We pray that the soul of the Doyen of highlife music find repose with his creator while wishing the family and entire music community the fortitude to bear this irreplaceable loss.. And to my name sake Abimbola Olaiya I will miss your contribution to HIGHLIFE MUSIC . Dr Victor Abimbola Olaiya was 89 years of age on December 31st, 2019,” the statement reads.