Victor Olaiya, Nigerian music legend, has shut down rumours that he had drawn the curtain on his music career.


The veteran highlife musician said the reports which recently circulated online were false.

He denied granting any interview where he disclosed his retirement from music after several decades.

Olaiya, in a statement, said he performs regularly with his band in Surulere, Lagos.


The icon said he has many more years of highlife music in him, noting that he still honours “social engagements” across the country.

“I want to state categorically that I still perform live on stage with my band, the International All Stars Orchestra, every Saturday at the Papingo Night Club of Stadium Hotel, Surulere, Lagos, while I also honour social engagements across the country.

“I therefore wish to use this medium to thank all my fans and other lovers of highlife music across the globe, who have expressed concern through several telephone calls and personal visits since when the story broke, while I assure them of many more years of the best of highlife music.”


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