Nigerian-born iconic singer, Victor Iwaifo has passed on.

A close source to the family confirmed this on Saturday, adding that he died after a brief illness.

The ‘Guitar boy’ as he was fondly called celebrated his 80th birthday in March.

Uwaifo is also the first professional musicians to be awarded with the National Merit Honours of Member of the Order of the Niger (MON).

Sir Victor Uwaifo

He was also the first Commissioner for Arts, Culture and Tourism in Nigeria.