Just in: Popular highlife maestro Orlando Julius dies @ 79

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Popular highlife musician, Olusanya Ekemode also known as Orlando Julius is dead.

This was confirmed through a Facebook post of the Managing Director of Evergreen Music, Bimbo Esho.

The saxophonist, a native of Ijebu Ijesa in Osun state, it was reported had breath his last at 3am at the age of 79.

The highlife maestro did musical exploits globally, and wowed his audience with hits such as Jaguar Nana, Ololufe, among others.

He was formerly living in Lagos before he relocated to his country home in Osun State.

He was married to a black American Latoya, who together ran his band with him.

 

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