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END OF A GREAT ERA AS LEGENDARY VICTOR OLAIYA BLOWS THE LAST TRUMPET

The late Victor Olaiya

He bestrode the world of Highlife music. In a career that spanned several decades, he created a corpus of unforgettable songs that defined an era of the Nigerian music scene. His songs and trumpet vibes set the standard for many a musician. His songs were rehashed and recreated by throngs of musicians. He was the bridge between the old and new schools of the Avant Garde musical genres that mixed highlife, aftobeat, hip hop and rap. His collaboration with superstar Tu Baba and the many adaptations of his work also helped define the best of Nigerian music. Today, that great mind has finally blown the last trumpet and the nation and the rest of the world are left to mourn his passing. Victor OLAIYA, OON was indeed a phenomenon.

In memory of his huge contributions to the development of world music, the Lagosian brings you pictures from a glorious era that will remain indelible in the minds of lovers of good music.

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