As against the unverified news in the media space, the family of veteran musician Victor Uwaifo has debunked the rumour that he died of COVID-19.
The Genius Media Nigeria reports that this was made known Victor’s son Goodman Uwaifo accompanied by his sister Evelyn Oghonwwen in a statement on Sunday, revealed that victor, 80, died from complications resulting from pneumonia and not COVID.
“I want to use this opportunity to clear this misinformation. We have heard rumours going around that our father, Sir Victor Uwaifo died of COVID-19. It is not true.
“He died of pneumonia and not COVID-19. He was rushed to the hospital on Friday and passed on the following day on Saturday, August 28. We did the necessary tests. He was treated for pneumonia,”
The legendary singer had hit songs like ‘Joromi’ and ‘Mammy Water’.
Uwaifo was the commissioner for arts and culture in the Lucky Igbinedion administration in Edo. He is a recipient of the award of Member of Order of the Niger (MON).