Late guitarist and music legend, Sir Victor Uwaifo who passed on in August Is to be given a state burial.
The Edo State Government made this know through the Chief of staff to the governor Osaigbovo Iyoha, saying the government was already firming up arrangements with the family of the late legendary musician to ensure a successful state burial.
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.
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.”