It is no longer news that Victor Olaiya one of Naija’s best trumpeters passed on.
Known for his Trumpeting skills, Victor Olaiya played his music in the highlife style.
In what looks like a tribute to the Late Legend, Mp3bullet.ng brings to you amazing facts that you might not have known about the late Legendary artist.
Olaiya Ditched His Academic Pursuit for Music
The Calabar born Ekiti state trumpet enthusiast, who was from a wealthy home ditched an opportunity to further his academic for music.
After passing his school certificate exam in 1951,
Victor Olaiya who was given admission into Howard University in Washington in the United State went against his parent will and pursued his music dream.
He is the Only Artist from the ’70s that Featured with a New Generation Trending Music Artist
Sir Victor Olaiya remains the only artist from the ’70s who sang alongside trending new generation artist 2baba.
The Duo came together in to do a remix for sir Olaiya’s ‘Baby Mi Da‘ popularly known for its chorus ‘Baby Jowo ‘ in 2013.
A feat that had never been achieved in time past. An artist who came close to replicating the duo’s feat was Simi.
Simi who did a remake of Victor Uwaifo’s Joromi was slammed with a N50 million lawsuit for Stealing Sir Uwaifo’s intellectual property.
Afrobeat Piooner Fela Kuti Worked with Sir Olaiya
One of the facts that you might not know of is that Legendary Fela Kuti started his career as a vocalist with sir Victor Olaiya’s band alongside Tony Allen.
So sir Victor Olaiya will also be remembered for his input in the career of Afrobeat King Fela Kuti.
Victor Olaiya’s Band Was Selected to Perform at Queen Elizabeth’s 1956’s Visit, his major performance did not stop there as
His band was also part of the entertainment headliners at Nigeria’s Independent and Republican ceremony.
Sir Victor Olaiya’s music band cool cat was amongst the few selected to perform during Queen Elizabeth 1956 visit to Nigeria
Olaiya Shared Stage with Global Legend Louis Armstrong
Sir Victor Olaiya was also one of the few African top share performance stage with global legend Louis Armstrong.
Louis Armstrong is a world-class American Jazz artist whose career spanned for 5 decades.
The top-class global artist still has songs like ‘wonderful world’, that is still very much in trend.
Sir Victor Olaiya is the Father of Late Yoruba Actress Moji Olaiya
You might also not know that Sir victor Olaiya is the father of once-famous Yoruba actress, Moji Olaiya.
Moji who died in 2017 after suffering a cardiac arrest, might be reuniting with her father if the reality of Life after Death is real.
I bet you would not have known this if mp3bullet.ng did not tell you… well now you know.