Victor Uwaifo Net worth
Victor Uwaifo had an estimated net worth of $800,000. He was a successful Nigerian musician in the late 70s, 80s and 90s. He owns several properties in Nigeria.
Victor Uwaifo Biography
Victor Uwaifo (March 1, 1941 – August 28, 2021) was a Nigerian musician, writer, sculptor, and musical instrument creator, as well as a University instructor, music icon, and the country’s first Honorable Commissioner for Arts, Culture, and Tourism.
|Date of Birth||March 1, 1941|
|Date of Death||August 28, 2021|
|Age||80 years (2021)|
|Wife||Princess Osaretin Uwaifo|
Victor Uwaifo Early Life and Background
Victor Uwaifo was born in the Nigerian city of Benin, in the state of Edo, and attended the Western Boys’ High School in Benin and St Gregory’s College in Lagos from 1957 to 1961. His early popular music influences were records of Spanish and Latin American music, which he began playing when he was 12 years old. Victor Uwaifo Net worth
Victor Uwaifo Education
After finishing secondary school, he spent late nights playing with E.C. Arinze’s highlife. Uwaifo also worked briefly with Stephen Osadebe and Fred Coker before forming Melody Maestros in 1965.
He was 22 years old when he graduated from Yaba College of Technology in Lagos, where he studied graphics.
in 1997 at the age of 56, where he concentrated in Sculpture and studied Fine and Applied Arts. Uwaifo continued to play music at St Gregory’s in Lagos after leaving Benin.
Victor Uwaifo Career
When Uwaifo won the first Golden record in Nigeria, West Africa, and Africa (given by Philips, West Africa) for his song “Joromi” in 1996, he made history in Nigeria.
Uwaifo toured the United States, Russia, Japan, the United Kingdom, Bulgaria, Romania, Germany, France, Hungary, Rome, Ghana, Ivory Coast (Côte d’Ivoire), Togo, Benin Republic, Spain, and Canada, earning a total of 12 golden records.
He was a member of the Performing Right Society and the Advisory Board of American Heritage University in California, as well as an Honorary Member of the Biographical Advisory Council in Cambridge, England. At the age of 24, he was the first Nigerian to win a gold disc in Africa (Joromi), which he released in 1965.
Uwaifo was the Chairman of Joromi Organization in Benin City, a multi-track recording and television studio. He owned and operated a gallery as well as the Victor Uwaifo Hall of Fame.
Victor Uwaifo Awards
- He was awarded the National Honors of Nigeria (MON).
- He was invited to the State House by four Presidents and Heads of State of Nigeria.
- He was inducted as member of the Order of the Niger in 1983
Victor Uwaifo Wife
Victor Uwaifo Wife was married to Princess Osaretin Uwaifo and they were blessed with children.
Victor Uwaifo Net worth