VICTOR UWAIFO: Flags fly at half mast at COSON HOUSE to celebrate life of legendary music star - Paul Ukpabio's Blog

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Monday, 30 August 2021

VICTOR UWAIFO: Flags fly at half mast at COSON HOUSE to celebrate life of legendary music star


All flags at COSON House in Ikeja, the headquarters of Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON), Nigeria’s biggest copyright collective management organization are now flying at half-mast in celebration of the life of the great composer and lyricist, melody maker, multi-instrumentalist, sculptor, designer, performer per excellence and intellectual giant, Prof. Victor Uwaifo who just passed on at the age of 80.

A condolence register has also been opened at the reception of COSON House for all those who want to pay tribute to the memory of this unique artiste described by COSON Chairman, Chief Tony Okoroji as “a legend of the Benin Kingdom, an icon of the Nigerian nation and an unforgettable African superstar” Also, videos of the remarkable performances of Sir Victor Uwaifo are playing on the various video screens at COSON House.


It will be recalled that it was Prof Uwaifo himself who for the first time, raised the flag of the Federal Republic of Nigeria on May 20, 2017 at the historic commissioning of the magnificent COSON House in Ikeja. The commissioning was performed by the Deputy-Governor of Akwa Ibom State and first Director-General of the Nigerian Copyright Commission, Mr. Moses Ekpo. Present at the occasion were stars of all colours including the first Chairman of the NCC, Prof Egerton Uvieghara.


The great maestro of the Ekassa, Sasakosa, Titibiti and Akwete fame and guitarist extra-ordinaire created and recorded iconic songs like the immortal “Joromi”, “Guitar Boy” “Sweet Banana” “Siwo-Siwo” “Do Amen Do” and many more. Prof Uwaifo was once a member of the COSON Board and remained a staunch member of COSON till his death. The Board, thousands of members, management and staff of COSON mourn the legend and will make sure that he is buried like the king that he was.

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