Sir Uwaifo is known to be the inventor of many unique sounds including Akwete and Ekassa, amidst others. In 1996, he made history when he won the first Golden record in Nigeria, West Africa and Africa for his song ‘Joromi’
In honour of his work, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is inducting the 76-year-old musician into the Living Human Treasures.
Multi award winning musician, Sir Victor Uwaifo has been honoured with a Living Human Treasure award by the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
The award is given to reward those who possess to a high degree the knowledge and skills required for performing or re-creating specific elements of the intangible cultural heritage.
This position recognises practitioners in craft, music, dance or theatre who possess to a high degree the knowledge and skills required for performing or re-creating specific elements of the intangible cultural heritage.
A true man of the arts, Sir Victor Uwaifo is a multi-instrumentalist, who plays the saxophone, electric guitar, electric piano, flute, and vocals. He is also a talented sculptor.
He is a proud recipient of the Member of the Order of the Niger award by the Federal Government of Nigeria.
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