Premier Records Limited, the record label that released most of late Prof. Sir Victor Uwaifo’s works have released a statement mourning the late icon.
In the statement, the Special Project Manager, Mr. Michael Odiong on behalf of the record label eulogized the late Joromi crooner who was known for his dexterity on the guitar.
The statement reads:
“On behalf of the board, management and staff, all Premier records family, we mourn the sad loss of one of greatest artiste, a scholar and lover of arts, Prof. Sir Victor Efosa Uwaifo (MON). He was a passionate artiste who gave his all in everything he did. He was always there for us when we called. All through our over 50 years together as artiste/label, we have had a very smooth working relationship, even till his death. He was a lover of peace and wise in handling his business affairs. As Phillips (W.A) Records, we had the honor of giving him his first major award being a platinum award for the sales of his album released under us. He had gone ahead to win so many national and international awards for his creativity. He was the first ever commissioner for culture and tourism in Nigeria as the then governor of Edo state, Mr. Lucky Igbinedion found him worthy that he established the ministry for the first time in Nigeria. His sculptors adorn benin and his magnificent plane like mansion is still the talk of the town, with a mini museum, a mini park and so many delightful things to see.
We know his body is gone, but his soul still remains with us. We would like to use this medium to condole with the family and pray that God will give them the fortitude to bear the painful loss.”