Veteran Nigerian Highlife Musician, Julius Ekemode also known as Orlando Julius has passed on.
Orlando’s death was announced on social media (Facebook) by a popular Lagos music Promoter, Bimbo Esho.
He died at the age of 79.
She stated that the deceased’s wife, Lady Latoya broke the news to her via WhatsApp message in the early hours of today (Friday).
Orlando Julius, is a native of Ijebu Ijesha in Osun state, Southwest, Nigeria.
While reacting, Bimbo Esho wrote on her verified Facebook Page:
“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”