Fast –rising talented musician, Uwaifo Isoken Peter better known as Peter De Rock, has revealed that he is the only one that had the last memory of the late highlife, legend Sir, Victor Uwaifo who happens to be his uncle saying they both had a collabo eight days before his death.
Talking about his relationship with the ‘Guitar Boy,’ Peter said: “I was eight years (8) when I lost my father. That was in 2002. I can’t recall many things but I knew my father, Clement Uwaifo (Clemico) was the first music icon in our family. He nurtured Sir Victor into music. My father can play all music instruments and had to retire for his younger brother to continue doing music. He went into typewriting school. I never saw my dad play music nor heard his songs but a lot of people told me about his music life. That much I know.
I grew up seeing Sir Victor Uwaifo as my father. I was close to him since 2010. When he saw my interest, he started giving me lessons on the guitar. That is why you can see his impartation on me. He gave me my first electric guitar and wireless transmitter.”
Currently signed to Denmark based Robert A. Douglas Entertainment, Peter who started his music career in 2008 while in Junior Secondary School was introduced into music by his music director, Mr. Moses Owa aka ‘Golden Boy’ in Benin, a graduate of Uwaifo’s Music Academy.
Also known as Uwaifo Junior, Peter is a songwriter, composer , music director and performing artiste who has not only won several awards but has two released studio albums; ‘Weneagbonmu’ and ‘Jesu – Do.’ He just released a song, ‘Happy Day’after the funeral of Sir Victor Uwaifo of which the production was handled by Miracle Day Music which also managed the late Majek Fashek.
With a certificate in Jehoshaphat Music Academy and his own band; De Rock Muzik Factory, Peter loves music as he says it is part of him. From gospel to highlife music, ministering in churches and performing his highlife music like his mentor in various shows, he woos many with his dexterity and skill as he plays the guitar, piano, bass, saxophone and drums.