Ayuba pays tribute to late highlife icon, Victor Olaiya



Veteran Fuji Musician, Adewale Ayuba, on Thursday mourned and paid tribute to highlife icon, Victor Olaiya died on Wednesday at the age 89.

Ayuba while speaking with the Agency Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos described late Olaiya as a musician had great love for African culture as he promoted it in most his musical records.

He said the late highlife icon was one the musical legends he looked up to in the entertainment industry because he laid good examples for others to follow.

He noted that his contributions to the development of the entertainment industry would not forgotten as he had left indelible marks in the industry.

“Wow! It is a great loss. He was one of the legends we looked up to; his in the entertainment industry in Nigeria will never forgotten.

“May his soul in peace,” Ayuba said

The Bonsue-Fuji maestro said some of the qualities he admired most in the late musical legend were his humility, devotion to his career and his ardent promotion of culture.

“He was a humble man, devoted to his career and had great love for Nigerian culture which he promoted. It is indeed a huge loss for Africa and great nation, Nigeria,” he said.

NAN reports that Olaiya died after a brief illness on Wednesday afternoon at the Lagos Teaching Hospital (LUTH).

The “Baby Jowo” crooner retired from his musical career in 2017 and had some hit tracks like: “Omopupa”; “Jemila”; “So fun mi”; “Tina Meta”; “Pambotoriboto”; “Aigana”; “Odale Ore”; “Mo Fe Muyan”; Opataritius”; “Omolanke”, among others. (NAN).

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