BREAKING NEWS: Veteran Highlife musician, Orlando Julius is dead

Orlando Julius

The family of Iconic Nigerian highlife musician, Orlando Julius, has announced the death of the highlife mogul who died at the age of 79.

Julius’ death was announced in the early hours of Friday by his wife, Latoya Ekemode who unleashed that Julius passed out in his sleep on Thursday night.

In her words, she said:

“Yes, my husband passed on late last night, there was no indication that death was coming, he was not ill, he only slept and died in his sleep,”

The ‘A dara, a dara’ singer’s death was also confirmed by a music promoter, Bimbo Esho.

“Bimbo, Daddy Has Passed On….This was the message I stumbled on waking up at exactly 3 am to peruse my WhatsApp page. It was a message sent to me by Orlando Julius’ beautiful and supportive wife Lady Latoya.

Orlando Julius, a native of Ijebu Ijesha, succumbed to the cold hands of death and breathed his last few hours ago at the age of 79.

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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