By Simeon OSAJIE
More encomiums have continued to pour in for late musical legend, Prof. Sir Victor Uwaifo.
Musical artiste, Wilson Ehigiator also known as ‘Akobe’, revealed that the late Prof. Sir Victor Uwaifo has singlehandedly sponsored well over 50 artistes abroad for musical tourism, a feat yet to be broken by any.
He disclosed this while answering questions from newsmen on his personal relationship with him.
Ehigiator said there will always be musical superstars but certainly not like the multi-talented Uwaifo whose music works transcends boundaries.
“We can always get superstars but not like Victor Uwaifo, a lecturer, he has arts exhibition centre and took more than 50 musicians abroad. No other musicians has done that.
” He has played for the nation as a whole and I don’t think any Benin musicians has done that apart from the late Sunny Okosun who happened to be his boy
“Where he has touched, the doors he has opened, I don’t think any Benin”, he said.
He said the late musical icon was a man who never allowed fame to get into his head and that he has never read of any scandal about him, noting that the name of Uwaifo will always open doors for his children.
“I have never heard anything bad about his name, saying that Sir Victor Uwaifo was jailed or people see him fighting, constituting nuisance, no.
“I have never read any papers where it was said he constituted nuisance, no.
“With his name, the children will always go far. Anywhere you mention Sir Victor Uwaifo, the children will know that their father was a legend.
“People will always respect them based on their father’s name., Ehigiator said