Veteran Afro/Highlife Maestro, Orlando Julius Ekemode is dead. The popular musician died in the early hours of Friday.
Details about his death are still sketchy but sources familiar with the situation confirmed it to 9news Nigeria.
Orlando Julius Aremu Olusanya Ekemode, known professionally as Orlando Julius or Orlando Julius Ekemode, is a Nigerian saxophonist, singer, bandleader, and songwriter closely associated with Afrobeat music.
Orlando Julius, a native of Ijebu Jesha in Osun State started his evergreen music which took him around the globe right from the 1960s.
He died at age of 79.
9news Nigeria mourns his death.