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Victor Olaiya Eulogised After Passing on at 89

Veteran highlife musician Victor Abimbola Olaiya is dead aged 89 after a brief illness on Wednesday afternoon at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH).

Papingo Dalaya, as the highlife maestro was called, was born on the 31st of December, 1930 in Calabar, Cross River State but hails from Ijesha-Ishu, Ekiti State.

He retired from his long music career in 2017 and had some hit tracks like Omopupa, Aigana, Pambotoriboto, Opataritius, Mo fe Muyan, Jemila, Kosowo l’ode, Odale Ore, So fun mi, Omolanke, Tina Mate, among others.

Olaiya, during his lifetime associated with the Evergreen Musical Company but had long retired from his musical career in 2017.

Bimbo Esho, Managing Director, Evergreen Musical Company, on Wednesday said that the late legendary highlife musician, Olaiya, remained a living legend.

Veteran musician, Ebenezer Obey on Wednesday also mourned the late highlife music legend, whom he said lived a life worthy of emulation.

Innocent Idibia aka TuBaba on his part said he is “devastated by the news of the passing of Dr. Victor Olaiya – maestro, mentor, legend.”

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“My condolences to the family of Nigeria’s highlife legend, Sir Victor Olaiya, OON. His artful delivery on the trumpet and his hits from the 50s are moments we’d never forget,” Alhaji Atiku Abubakar reacted.

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Funke Akindele-Bello Husband Convicted, Fined and Due for Community Service (Video)

Actress Funke Akindele-Bello and her husband Abdulrasheed Bello otherwise known as JJC Skillz has been convicted by the court.

The duo were fine the sum of ₦100,000 each and subjected to 14 days community service for violating lockdown order.

The presiding Magistrate, Mrs. Y.O Aje Afunwa, also ordered that they observe 14 days period of isolation thereafter at a place determined by the Lagos State Ministry of Health.

Other pronouncements from the court include that they educate people on need to comply with the rules and submit all party attendees names.

Meanwhile, from the video obtained from her arrival in court, the law for which she was convicted for was flouted and no social distancing practiced.

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Police Arrest Funke Akindele-Bello over Husband’s House Party

The Nigerian Police Force has arrested Nollywood star Funke Akindele-Bello for violating the Federal Government’s social distancing directive.

Also, her husband, Abdul Rasheed Bello aka JJC Skillz, and musician Azeez Fashola aka Naira Marley are to present themselves to the Lagos State Police Command on Monday, 6th April or risk being declared wanted.

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