Following the death of incredible Highlife artist, Dr Victor Olaiya on Wednesday February 12th, at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) after a short sickness, Celebrities have begun paying tribute to the late saxophonist.
While some took to their Social media page to offer their final appreciation.
“It’s a huge misfortune. Dr. Olaiya was one of the first mammoths of African music and his inheritance will suffer”, says Efe Omorogbe, a music official and 2face idibia’s supervisor.
The Managing Director of Evergreen Music Company, Bimbo Esho stated; “A mystery.. “An Icon of high notoriety,” she said.
“He contributed hugely to Highlife music in Nigeria and Ghana. As you probably are aware filling from his point of view will be huge. They were unique artists who had extraordinary enthusiasm for what they did.”
She likewise noticed that the death of the veteran artiste will leave a major vacuum. “It is a major vacuum in the music business. He was one of the remainder of the firsts.
He utilized his arena inn as a base to help the development of music in Nigeria the same number of the well known acts today got mainstream utilizing His base..
He contributed monstrously to the development of highlife music in Nigeria and Ghana. Today his tunes will keep on staying evergreen in our heart.”
“He is a symbol and a veteran who works in music rises above time and spot. He will be painfully missed”, says on-screen character, Tope Tedela.
“Lay on dad. Legend. Dad Victor Olaiya”, composed Woli Arole.
2baba who posted the image recently Olaiya in front of an audience in 2013, had the chance of doing a remix of Baby Jowo and got with a lot of recognition portrayed the dying of the performer as destroying.
“Crushed by the updates on your passing. Dr. Victor Olaiya – maestro, tutor, legend. A debt of gratitude is in order for the wonderful music. A debt of gratitude is in order for the motivation. Favored for the respect of sharing a mic and stage with you. Find happiness in the hereafter baba.”
Lola Maja additionally expressed, “May he rest in flawless harmony. It was a respect working with him. May God Watch over His Soul and His Family.”
Charle Inojie, “Gracious dear! This is a dull day for African Music. May his spirit find happiness in the hereafter’, entertainer Charles Inojie.