Sir Victor Uwaifo

Born 1 March 1941.


Victor Uwaifo is a Nigerian musician, writer, sculptor, and musical instrument inventor, born in Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria in 1941. He is famous for his joromi music. He records under the name Sir Victor Uwaifo.

His best-known songs, "Guitar Boy" and "Mami water" were a huge hit in 1966. "Mami water" was inspired by an encounter (which he has long maintained actually occurred) with a "mami water" (mermaid) while lounging on Bar Beach, Lagos. He also served as commissioner for arts and culture in Edo State under the government of Lucky Igbinedion.

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BBC Reviews

  1. Review of Guitar Boy Superstar: 1970-1976

    Guitar Boy Superstar: 1970-1976 2008

    Reviewed by Michael Quinn
    A valuable look at a key period in a unique musician's life and career.
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