Prof. Victor Efosa Uwaifo MON, JP, D.Litt
Winner of the Silverbird Entertainment Lifetime Award 2016: Amongst Man of The Year Category
From Music Maestro to Art Virtuoso, University Palazzo Museum Visionary, Philosopher and Inventor
Prof. Victor Uwaifo, The Genius, you were the first professional music maestro bestowed with the Nigerian National Honors (MON) in 1983 by President Shehu Shagari, 33 years ago. You were also appointed as Justice of the Peace (JP) in 1990 by the Edo State Government
It is on record that you set the pace as the first Entertainer /Music professional in Nigeria ever appointed by any government that served as the Honorable Commissioner for Arts, Culture and Tourism and member of the Edo State Executive Council, 2001-2003.
You are the first Professional Maestro turned Academic full time lecturer in the University of Benin, 2006 – 2014; Fine and Applied Arts Graduate with BA First Class Honors and Valedictorian 1994, Masters degree in Sculpture, 1996, a Ph.D. scholar and a visiting Professor Emeritus to the American Heritage University, USA.
You are the indisputable Music Maestro in the world to invent the Revolving Magic Guitar that spins around 360° at a greater speed of approximately 10 times per second among your other original inventions like the guitar with an organ keyboard combined.
You made history for Nigeria 50years ago when you won the First Gold Disc Record (Joromi) in Africa “Wikipedia Encyclopedia”.
You are a multifarious genius, a sculptor whose works are found in public places in Nigeria and you are the President and Founder of the Revelation and Tourist Museum with a Boeing 747 Aircraft building , the largest privately owned Tourist destination in Africa located in Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria. You established the first Audio recording / TV studio (JTV) in Benin City, Nigeria, in 1978.
Again you have contributed positively to knowledge as the President / Founder of Victor Uwaifo Academy of Music, 1990 in Benin City, Nigeria till date that has produced graduates (Alumni) very successful and productive professionals like the Ebony Band, Baba 2010, Abuja, The Vintage Band, Lagos, Damee, Benin City, etc.
Rotary international Award winner and Philanthropist who meets people at the points of their needs.
Prof. Victor Efosa Uwaifo MON, JP, Ph.D. you are a National Treasure, a music Maestro of more than 50 years on the stage, a Sculptor, and Academic scholar , inventor, motivator, composer of the Nigerian University Games (NUGA) Anthem in 2011 and the Chairman of the Ceremonial Games event. You are a genius and gift to Mankind.