The Edo State Government has said it would be organising a state burial for late music maestro, Sir Prof. Victor Uwaifo, who passed last month.
In a statement, Chief of Staff to the Governor, Osaigbovo Iyoha, said the government is firming up arrangements with the family of the late music legend to ensure a successful state burial.
According to Iyoha, “The Governor has approved a state burial for an illustrious and dearly beloved Edo music icon, Prof. Sir Victor Uwaifo.
.“The Edo State Government is working closely with the family of Prof. Uwaifo to ensure a seamless state burial. Arrangements are in top gear and we will disclose more details of the burial in conjunction with the family.”
Uwaifo died on August 28, 2021, aged 80 years. He led an illustrious career as a musician, artist and arts teacher, taking the culture, experiences and sound of Edo people to a global audience.
The ‘Guitar Boy’ was Nigeria’s first Commissioner for Arts, Culture and Tourism. He obtained a Ph.D in Architectural Sculpture at the University of Benin and lectured at the institution’s Department of Fine and Applied Art until his demise.