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It’s A Happy Day For Guitar Boy Progeny, Peter De Rock

By Chinonso Ihekire
06 November 2021   |   4:13 am
It will be quite a struggle for anyone to fill in the shoes of the multi-talented music maestro, Victor Uwaifo. However, the apple doesn’t fall too far from the tree.

It will be quite a struggle for anyone to fill in the shoes of the multi-talented music maestro, Victor Uwaifo. However, the apple doesn’t fall too far from the tree. And this is the reality that the musical maverick, Peter Uwaifo, better known as Peter De Rock, has embarked on fulfilling, beginning with his just-released groove dubbed, Happy Day.
The Uwaifo-relative, who claims to hold the last memory of the late Victor Uwaifo, said they had both collaborated on a song barely eight days before his uncle’s demise.

“I was 8, when I lost my father. That was in 2002. I can’t recall many things but I knew my father, Clement Uwaifo (Clemico) was the first music icon in our family. He nurtured Sir Victor into music. My father can play all music instruments and had to retire for his younger brother to continue doing music. He went into typewriting school. I never saw my dad play music nor heard his songs but a lot of people told me about his music life. That much I know.

“I grew up seeing Sir Victor Uwaifo as my father. I have been close to him since 2010. When he saw my interest, he started giving me lessons on the guitar. That is why you can see his impartation to me. He gave me my first electric guitar and wireless transmitter,” his eyes teared up as he reminisced on his relationship with the late Uwaifo.
Currently signed to Denmark based Robert A. Douglas Entertainment, Peter began his music career, in 2008, as a Junior Secondary School student. He was introduced into music by his music director, Mr. Moses Owa aka ‘Golden Boy’ in Benin, who was also a graduate of Uwaifo’s Music Academy.

Also known as Uwaifo Junior, Peter is a songwriter, composer, music director and performing artiste who has not only won several awards but has two released studio albums; ‘Weneagbonmu’ and ‘Jesu – Do.’ From gospel to highlife music, he commands a dexterity that resonates in his mastery of the guitar, piano, bass, saxophone and drums.