Olaiya passed on at the age of 89 at exactly 12pm on Wednesday, February 12, 2020. The music maestro took his last breath at LUTH in Lagos state.
The sad news was reported by the managing director of Evergreen Music Company, Bimbo Esho via her Facebook page.
In the post shared on her page, Esho wrote: “The Death of the Doyen of Highlife music in Nigeria
The entire music world wish to announce the death of a Legend of Highlife music one of the last man standing, the last of the original Dr Victor Abimbola Olaiya OON..
This untimely incident happened at Luth hospital Lagos State at exactly 12noon today Wednesday 12th of February, 2020.. We pray that the Doyen of highlife music find repose with the creator while wishing the family and entire music community the fortitude to bear this irreplaceable loss.. And to my name sake Abimbola Olaiya I will miss your contribution to HIGHLIFE MUSIC . Dr Victor Abimbola Olaiya was 89 years of age on December 31st, 2019..Announcer Bimbo Esho. Managing Director of Evergreen Music Company Ltd”
RIP to the dead.