The singer passed on at the age of 89 on the 12th of February at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) after a brief illness. Popularly known as the high life genius, he was buried on Thursday, May 7, 2020, at the Vaults & Garden Cemetery, Ikoyi, Lagos in
a low-key manner, as the burial was attended by very few friends and family members.
Olaiya who rocked the Nigerian music space between the 1950s and 1960s did a remix of his hit songs “Baby Mi Da” with another legendary singer 2baba. A source revealed that the low profile burial was due to the coronavirus pandemic with only a few friends and family members in attendance.
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Pictures from the burial of music legend, Victor Olaiya, today in Lagos . . The remains of late highlife music legend, Dr. Victor Abimbola Olaiya, was laid to rest on Thursday, May 7, 2020, at the Vaults & Garden Cemetery, Ikoyi, Lagos. . . Olaiya died at 89 on February 12th, 2020 at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Lagos.