Legendary highlife musician, Dr. Victor Abimbola Olaiya, 86, has retired from active performance due to his failing health and doctors's standing instruction to desist from performance henceforth.
This was made public last weekend when the legend apparently missed from the usual ‘nightlife faithful gathering’ held every Saturday at the Stadium Hotel, Iyun Street, Surulere Lagos.
According to reports, the celebrated trumpeter actually stopped attending his regular weekly shows and occasional performance for over one year when it became obvious that his health is failing steadily. Based on this, his doctor advised him strongly to cease immediately from performing.
“Aside from attending his gigs, he no longer comes to work regularly as a result of age-related health issues," his manager, Gbenga Adewusi said.