Renowned Nigerian Afro/Highlife musician, Julius Ekemode popularly called Orlando Julius  has passed on.

He was also a great Saxophonist.

His death was announced on the social media by popular music promoter, Bimbo Esho who claimed to have received the news from the deceased’s wife, Lady Latoya in the early hours of Friday.

Orlando Julius, a native of ijebu jesha in Osun state died at 79.

His popular tracks include Iwo Ololufe mi, Adara, Mura sise, Jaguar Nana among others.

Meanwhile, Lagos based music promoter, Bimbo Esho has reacted to the passing of Orlando Julius

She wrote “We shall miss one of Nigeria’s fathers of Afro/Highlife Music , a gentleman and a fine Saxophonist. May daddy Orlando Julius soul journey well . To the entire Ekemode family may God give you the fortitude to bear this irreplaceable loss”

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