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Tuesday, February 21

Sir Victor Uwaifo Serenades Gulder Ultimate Search 8 Champions

Sir victor uwaifo welcomes GUS 8 Winner Chris Okagbue

    The Gulder Ultimate Search 8 Champions, who recently  toured Edo State, were treated to a warm reception at the Revelation Tourist Palazzo.The Revelation Tourist Palazzo, founded by Nigerian highlife musical maestro, Sir Victor Uwaifo, is a tourist resort which houses sculptural works, paintings and other artworks of the musical legend.      The 10 Champions of Gulder Ultimate Search 8 who visited Sir Uwaifo were: Christopher Okagbue, Anastasia Azike, Kevin Durst, Anthony Igwe, Tony Horsfall, Fejiro Ejogbamu, Peace Ojiegbe, Sunday Gyang, Olanrewaju Alawoki and Patience Ihongbe. They were accompanied by Mr. Bob Manuel Udokwu, the show’s co-anchor. They were received at the Palazzo by  Sir Uwaifo himself, who thanked the contingent for taking out time to pay him a visit.

    When asked where he found the time to compose music in addition to painting, sculpting and lecturing at the University of Benin, Sir Uwaifo answered that it could be achieved if one sets his or her priorities right. He said: “I run after time. I bring whatever I think of immediately into action. Don’t allow time to overtake you, because if you waste time it will overtake you. Once you have an idea, put it down and move immediately to implement it. If you want to be a successful person, don’t wait till you have everything. Just start.”
   The GUS 8 Champions also had the privilege of being serenaded by Sir Victor Uwaifo to rhythms from his guitar. He had earlier promised that the tour of the Palazzo would enrich the Champions’ knowledge of the Benin Kingdom.     The visit to the Palazzo also afforded the Champions the opportunity of visiting Sir Uwaifo’s musical studio where they swayed to the rhythms of his past musical hits.  
   The GUS 8 Champions’ tour of Edo state was in honour of Patience Ihongbe, who hails from the state. The Champions had toured Oyo State earlier. From Edo State, the GUS 8 Champions will proceed to Delta, Anambra, Rivers and then Lagos States.