Dr. Victor Abimbola Olaiya:End of An Era!(1930-2020)
For Dr. Victor Abimbola Olaiya, the Highlife Maestro , the earthly journey has ended. According to the Managing Director of Evergreen Music Company Limited, Bimbo Esho, Dr. Olaiya bid the music world bye today at exactly 12.00noon at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, LUTH.
In a statement issued to announce the departure of Dr. Olaiya, Mrs Esho wrote thus: “The entire music world wish to announce the death of a Living Legend of Highlife music one of the last man standing, the last of the original, Dr Victor Abimbola Olaiya, OON.
“This untimely incident happened at LUTH hospital Lagos State at exactly 12noon today Wednesday 12th of February, 2020.
“We pray that the Doyen of highlife music find repose with the 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 added.