Biography Intro:Victor Uwaifo is a Nigerian musician, writer, sculptor, and musical instrument inventor.
NAME: Victor Uwaifo
DATE OF BIRTH:1 March 1941
PLACE OF BIRTH:Benin City
EDUCATION:He Obtained His Secondary School Education At The Western Boys’ High School Benin And St Gregory’s College, Lagos,
CAREER AND PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES: After leaving Benin, Uwaifo continued playing music at St Gregory’s, Lagos. He was a contemporary of Segun Bucknor, and they were both among the leading Lagos high school bandleaders.
During school holidays and weekends, he jammed with Olaiya’s All Stars band.
After completing secondary school studies, he played with E.C. Arinze’s highlife during late hours.
Uwaifo also briefly worked with Stephen Osadebe and Fred Coker before he formed Melody Maestros in 1965. The band released “Joromi” which became a huge hit in Nigeria and other parts of West Africa.
PUBLICATIONS: “Guitar Boy” and “Mami Water”