Things to know about late Victor Olaiya
By Guardian Exclusive
15 February 2020 | 8:51 am
Here are a few things to know about the late Nigerian Highlife veteran and trumpeter Victor Abimbola Olaiya who died at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital at the age of 89.
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