Ebenezer Obey Pays Tribute To Late Victor Olaiya, Describes Him, Entertainer Par Excellence
Feb. 14, 2020
Celebrities have continued to pay tributes to the legendary Highlife musician, Dr Victor Olaiya who died on Wednesday, February 12th, at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) after a brief illness.
The Managing Director of Evergreen Music Company, Bimbo Esho described him as an enigma and Icon of high repute.
“He contributed immensely to Highlife music in Nigeria and Ghana. As you know filling in his shoes is going to be big. They were original musicians who had passion for what they did, “she said.
She also noted that the passing away of the veteran artiste will leave a big vacuum. “It is a big vacuum in the music industry. He was one of the last of the originals.
He used his stadium hotel as a platform to support the growth of music in Nigeria as many of the popular acts today got popular using His base.
He contributed immensely to the growth of highlife music in Nigeria and Ghana. Today his songs will continue to remain evergreen in our heart.”
According to an actor, Tope Tedela, “He is an icon and a veteran who works in music that transcends time and place. He will be dearly missed”.
“Rest on papa. Legend. Pa Victor Olaiya”, wrote Woli Arole.
Lola Maja also wrote, “May he rest in perfect peace. It was an honour working with him. May God Watch over His Soul and His Family.”
Actor Charles Inojie was not left behind, “Oh dear! This is a dark day for African Music. May his soul rest in peace’, wrote actor Charles Inojie.
Legendary Juju Musician, Chief Ebenezer Obey in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos, described Victor Olaiya as a good leader, a great entertainer par excellence who had contributed immensely to the growth of Nigerian and African entertainment industry.
Obey noted that Olaiya had laid good examples for other African musicians to emulate, having projected good morals in his musical works.
According to him, late Olaiya remained focused, hardworking and dedicated to his career which the younger musicians must emulate to make remarkable progress in the industry.
Hit tracks to the credit of the late veteran musician are: “Omopupa”; “Jemila”; “So fun mi”; “Tina Meta”; “Pambotoriboto”; “Aigana”; “Odale Ore”; “Mo Fe Muyan”; Opataritius.
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