Victor Uwaifo

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Victor Uwaifo
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A Nigerian musician, writer, sculptor, instrument inventor, and former wrestler best known for his joromi style of high-life music. Born in Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria in 1941.

"Guitar Boy" Victor Uwaifo learned his skills watching E.T. Mensah's guitarist, Dizzy Acquaye. Following a stint with Victor Olaiya's band, he honed his sound during the '60s using Pidgin and Edo dialects, palm wine styles and traditional ekassa and gdadagbada, becoming an incredible player and showman in his own right.

His hit 'Joromi' exploded in 1969, selling over 100,000 copies and Uwaifo recorded prolifically during the '70s, releasing over 100 singles with his bands the Melody Maestros and the Titibitis. He has since been a good friend to the West African music industry – over 50 of his former band members have enjoyed careers in their own right.
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Albums

POLP 002 Victor Uwaifo - Sasakosa Excitement album art Victor Uwaifo Sasakosa Excitement(LP) Polydor POLP 002 Nigeria 1975 Sell This Version
POLP 005 Victor Uwaifo - Victor Uwaifo At The Crossroads album art Victor Uwaifo Victor Uwaifo At The Crossroads(LP, Album) Polydor POLP 005 Nigeria 1976 Sell This Version
Victor Uwaifo - The Nigerian Superstar album art Victor Uwaifo The Nigerian Superstar (Album) Joromi Records UK 1977 Sell This Version
POLP 020 Victor Uwaifo - Oh! Dear Zimbabwe album art Victor Uwaifo Oh! Dear Zimbabwe(LP, Album) Polydor POLP 020 Nigeria 1978 Sell This Version
POLP 044 Victor Uwaifo - Obrosho album art Sir Victor Uwaifo* Obrosho(LP, Album) Polydor POLP 044 Nigeria 1980 Sell This Version
POLP 111 Victor Uwaifo - No Palava  - Delicate Lover album art Sir Victor Uwaifo (Member Of The Order Of The Niger)* No Palava - Delicate Lover(LP, Album) Polydor POLP 111 Nigeria 1984 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Victor Uwaifo - Agbeledi / Sisi Joke album art Sir Victor Uwaifo*, Sahara All Stars Band Jos Sir Victor Uwaifo*, Sahara All Stars Band Jos - Agbeledi / Sisi Joke (EP) Parlophone France 1975 Sell This Version
POLY 5000 Victor Uwaifo - Destiny / Money Yanga album art Sir Victor Uwaifo* Destiny / Money Yanga(7", Single, Mono) Polydor POLY 5000 Nigeria 1975 Sell This Version
MD9064 Victor Uwaifo - 5 Days A Week Love / Arabade album art Victor Uwaifo 5 Days A Week Love / Arabade(12") Makossa MD9064 US 1980 Sell This Version
SSS002 Victor Uwaifo - Benin City Grooves album art Sir Victor Uwaifo* / Sonny Okosun Sir Victor Uwaifo* / Sonny Okosun - Benin City Grooves(12") Sofrito Super Singles SSS002 UK 2010 Sell This Version

Compilations

AFR001 Victor Uwaifo - The Magic Fingers Of Sir Victor Uwaifo album art Sir Victor Uwaifo* The Magic Fingers Of Sir Victor Uwaifo(CD, Comp) AfroSound Systems AFR001 US 1996 Sell This Version
Victor Uwaifo - Joromi Music Of Africa Vintage 15 Masterpieces album art Sir Victor Uwaifo* Joromi Music Of Africa Vintage 15 Masterpieces (Comp) Joromi Productions US 1997 Sell This Version
Victor Uwaifo - Guitar-Boy Superstar 1970-76 album art Sir Victor Uwaifo* Guitar-Boy Superstar 1970-76 (Comp) Soundway UK 2008 Sell This Version
420 034 PE Victor Uwaifo - Dancing Time N° 8 album art Sir Victor Uwaifo* Dancing Time N° 8(7", EP, Comp, Mono) Philips, Philips-West African-Records 420 034 PE Nigeria Unknown Sell This Version
KMCD 005 Victor Uwaifo - Greatest Hits Vol. 1 album art Sir Victor Uwaifo* Greatest Hits Vol. 1(CD, Comp) Premier Music KMCD 005 Nigeria Unknown Sell This Version

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