logo-profile

OTICE

.COM

.NG


Home of Nigeria Latest News and Updated Information
tag-iconNews
tag-iconbuhari , Nigeria , olaiya

Buhari mourns legendary musician, Olaiya, recounts his contributions to Nigeria

user_icon Posted by:
Tiamiyu Saheed Oluwatosin
views-icon Views:
114
like-icon Page likes:
0
dislike-icon Page dislikes:
0
comments-iconComments:
0
calendar-icon Posted on: 2020-02-13 17:53:02
share-icon Share(s):
0
BUHARI-1



President Muhammadu Buhari has reacted to the death of highlife music legend, Victor Olaiya.

Press reported that Abimbola Olaiya passed away at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) Wednesday afternoon at the age of 89.

A statement signed by Femi Adesina, the president’s spokesperson said Buhari “condoles with the family, friends and all lovers of vintage highlife music as played by Dr Victor Abimbola Olaiya, who passed on at 89.”

The President noted that the highlife maestro, known for his mastery of the trumpet, brought joy and delight to people across generations, with his songs which were both entertaining and didactic.

DO YOU KNOW >>> Gov. Tambuwal denies killing of man by his security

READ ALSO >>> Buhari Government reveals plans to lift 100 million Nigerian People out of poverty

As stated by Buhari, “His place in history is guaranteed. He sang, not just for the entertainment value, but also taught critical lessons on life, good neighbourliness, and national cohesion. He will be sorely missed.”

He urged the younger generations of musicians to learn a lesson from Olaiya, so that their songs can also remain evergreen, and outlive them, noting that the departed musician’s works transcended Nigeria, the West Coast, and, indeed, the African continent, the President prayed God to rest Olaiya’s soul, and comfort all those who mourn him.

READ ALSO >>> 10 things you need to know this Saturday morning - Nigerian Newspapers

READ ALSO >>> Victor Olaiya’s death a shock – Nigerian government

BREAKING >>> Gov. Tambuwal denies killing of man by his security


For All Nigeria Past Questions Visit www.QUESTION.NG

Kindly share this post on different Social Media below


COMMENTS

NOTE: User comments in this section are, as the name implies, provided by users of this website. The question.ng team is not responsible for, nor do they endorse, any of the information provided here.


NO POSTED COMMENT