UWAIFO, Sir (Dr.) Victor

MON, JP, B.A,MFA; artiste, musician, sculptor, poet, administrator, b: March 1,1941; p: Benin City; so: Edo; married with children; ed:Western Boys High School and St.Gregory's College, Lagos, 1957-61; Yaba College ofTechnology, 1961 -63; University of Benin, 1993- 95; 1996-97; cr:Asst. Head of Dept. ofGraphics, NTA, Lagos, 1964-65; ch., Edo State ArtsCouncil, 1984-86; Hon. Commissioner for Arts,Culture and Tourism, Edo State, 2000-03; Ambassador, Plenipotentiary, Extraordinary of Culture byCross River State Government, 2004-06; Lecturer, Dept. ofFine and Applied Arts, University ofBenin, 2008-10; Founder, Revelation Tourist Centre; mm:Performing Rights Society of London, England, since 1967; Advisory Board, Biographical Council, Cambridge, England, 2001; Advisory Council American Heritage University, California, USA, 2006; Appointed as Visiting Prof, ofArts tothe American Heritage University, California, USA, 2008; f: Institute of Independent Marketing Management ofNigeria; publ: Autobiography,My Life;TheNigerian Music; PhilosophyofLife; Reflections; cw:TheCenotaph attheParadeGround inYola, Adamawa State; inMaiduguri, Borno State; Isaac Boro Park, Port Harcourt, Rivers State; The Unknown Soldier,Abeokuta, Ogun State;Akwa Ibom State House Beautification in Uyo; The Kinetic Sculpture atObaAkenzuaII, Cultural Complex, Benin City etc; ah: LintasWest Africa Scholarship as the Best Studentat Yaba College ofTechnology, 1962; awards: First African toWina Record Gold Disc, 1966;CertificateofHonorby the HouseofRepresentatives, Boston, Massachusetts, (USA), 1997;Certificate ofAppreciation, HolyCrossCathedral, Benin city,Edo State, for Service to Humanity, 1987; Rotary International Award for Service to Humanity, 2002-03; Association ofNigerian Authors and PublishersAwards, 1994; University ofBeninDistinguished AlumnusAward, 2002; Golden Jubilee Award by NTA, 2006;The Benin National Merit Award, 2007;hd: Doctor of Letter, (Honoris Causa), University of Benin, 2008; nh:memofthe OrderofNiger, 1983; h: Justice of Peace, 1990; hob: reading, studying nature, meditating, swimming, traveling; off: Dept. of Fine and Applied Arts, University of Benin, Edo State; res: Superstar Highgate, 6, VictorUwaifoAvenue, BeninCity.
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