Sir Victor Uwaifo popularly known as Guiter Boy is a singer of high life in Nigeria. He is famous for hits like “Guitar Boy” and “Mami Water”. According to him, these songs were inspired by meeting Mami Water (Mermaid) while at Relax Lake on the beach in Sri Lanka.
He is also a sculptor and inventor of musical instruments, he was born on March 1, 1941 in Benin, Edo State, Nigeria.
Victor Uwaifo also served as commissioner of arts and culture in the Edo state of the Lucky Igbinedion government. Guiter boy is famous for his joromi music. He recorded under the name Sir Victor Uwaifo.
Victor Uwaifo Biography
Sir Victor Uwaifo has been playing guitar since he was 12 years old. He was deeply influenced by Spanish and Latin American music gramophone records.
When he was at St. Gregory College, he played for Victor’s Olaiya All Stars band, got a job at the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) after graduation, and formed his award-winning band “The Melody Maestros” in 1995.
The band subsequently released “Joromi”, which became a hit song in Nigeria and other parts of West Africa. That year, he recorded many songs as a solo singer, including: “Oko no mu me”, “Police”, “Akugbe” and so on.
In 1965, guitar boy signed with Philips Records and received many hits such as “Joromi” and “Siwo Siwo”, which allowed him to make a breakthrough in the music industry.
The song “Joromi” is very popular with fans because they admire his skill and ability to play guitar with his feet and tongue.
In 1969 Sir Victor Uwaifo introduced a new rhythm called “Shadow”, which was immediately accompanied by a new dance called “Shadow”, which merged Akwete and Twist. After the release of Shadow, Maelody Maestros traveled to various cities in Nigeria for a tour.
In 1996 Sir Victor Uwaifo won the first gold record in Nigeria and West Africa with the song “Joromi”, thus making Nigerian history. To date, guitar boy has a total of 12 gold medal records and has been to many other African and European countries, including Ghana, Ivory Coast, the United States, Russia, Japan, Spain, Canada, Rome, Hungary, France, and the United Kingdom.
In addition to providing hits, he is also the inventor of the double-necked “magic guitar” with 18 strings rotating 360 degrees at the speed of sound. Recently, sir Victor Uwaifo tried the fusion of hip-hop and high life sound in his album called “Colabo 2012”.
He introduced new generation music such as 2face Idibia, Dare Art Alade, Henryn Sax, Ekhator, Kunle Ayo, Tobi Adgoke, etc. people.
Guitar boy Profile
Full Name: Sir Victor Uwaifo
Nickname: guitar boy
Date of Birth: 1 March 1941
Occupation: Singer, Song writer, Sculptor
Genres: High life
State of origin: Edo state
Victor Uwaifo net worth is 1.2 million us dollar. This is purely our calculation based on estimation. Guitar Boy is the president of the Joromi Organization, a multitrack television and recording studio in Benin. He runs and manages an art gallery and the Victor Uwefu Hall of Fame.
Guitar boy Awards
- National honor of Member of the Order of the Niger (M.O.N) by President Shehu Shagari in 1983.
- Certificate of Honor by the House of Representatives, Boston, Massachusetts, in the United States of America
- 2017 City People Movie Lifetime Achievement Award
- 2017 Living Human Treasure Award by the U.N.E.S.C.O
Sir Victor Uwaifo alias guitar boy was born on the 1st of March, 1941 in Benin City, Edo state, Nigeriai. He is 80 years old in 2021.
Guitar boy received his secondary education at Lagos Benin and the Western Boys High School of St. Gregory College.
He studied at YABATECH in Lagos, where he studied graphics and won the best student scholarship. He also received a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in fine and applied arts with first-class honors from the University of Benin.
However, in 2009, he received an honorary doctorate from Sam University and was appointed as a visiting professor at the American University of California.
He is married and has children.
He likes reading, studying nature, meditation, fitness and swimming. Uwaifo’s hobbies include swimming, fitness, games, reading, and writing.
He is a Christian, is married and has children. He is also a professor in the Department of Fine Arts and Applied Arts at the University of Benin.