Last Updated on September 8, 2018 by mybiohub
Prof. Sir Victor Uwaifo Efosa was born on 1 March, 1941. Victor is a Nigerian musician, writer, sculptor, and musical instrument inventor. He is a Christian, and is married with children. and hailed from Benin, Edo State of Nigeria. Efosa was the commissioner for arts and culture in Edo State under the government of Lucky Igbinedion. Uwaifo is famous for his Joromi music. He records under the name Sir Victor Uwaifo.
Victor obtained his secondary school education at the Western Boys’ High School Benin and St Gregory’s College, Lagos, from 1957 to 1961. He began playing guitar when he was 12 years old, his earliest popular music influences being records of Spanish and Latin American music.
He also is a lecturer at the Department of Fine and Applied Arts at the University of Benin, Benin City.
From 1961 – 1963, he studied graphics at Yaba College of Technology, Lagos and bagged a bachelor degree having first class honor and master’s degree from the University of Benin in 1994, where he studied fine and applied arts and majored in sculpture.
Uwaifo after having his debut from “Joromi” he dropped another popular track titled ‘Mami Water’ which he said he was inspired by an encounter with a “mami water” (mermaid) while he was lounging on Bar Beach, Lagos.
Looking at his awards and accomplishments, The Federal Government of Nigeria, in appreciation of his talents and contributions to Nigeria, honored him with a National Honors Merit in 1983.