Sir Victor Uwaifo was born in Benin City, Nigeria in 1941. At a very young age, this genius guitarist had a strange encounter with a “Mami Wata” (mermaid) who told him: “Guitar Boy! Eeh, if you see Mami Wata, never you run away.”
“Guitar Boy and Mamiwater” became a huge hit in 1966. Then “Joromi” won him the first gold record in Africa.
According to his impressive online C.V:
“Sir Victor Uwaifo does not only plays the guitar with his fingers, which is normal, but also with his jaw, his toes, his teeth, from behind his neck and back which are unusual, then, he spins the guitar 360 degrees suspending in the air with amazing speed faster than sound in a phenomenon.
The total duration of his recorded repertoires can play non stop for one month uninterrupted, the recorded tape can stretch across Africa from Egypt to Cape-town. His fame cuts across generation gap ethnic barriers and has become a household name in Nigeria and beyond.
Victor Uwaifo, the Living Legend, twanging of the guitar in quick successions, the up-and-down strokes by hand on the strings have exceeded 5 million kilometers accumulated length measured at an average speed of 10 strokes per second and combined with the movement of the left had to and fro on the guitar neck are long enough to go round the planet earth.”
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