Access Bank
Africa's Media Giant

News Agency of Nigeria

MENU

NIGERIA COAT OF ARM

Veteran Saxophonist, Orlando Julius dies at 79

Late Orlando Julius

Late Orlando Julius

By Taiye Olayemi

Popular Nigerian Saxophonist, Orlando Julius has died  at the age of 79.

His wife, Latoya Ekemode, confirmed his death to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Lagos.

She said that Orlando Julius passed out in his sleep on Thursday night.

“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,” she said.

NAN reports that Orlando Julius, was a saxophonist, singer, band leader, and songwriter closely associated with afrobeat music.

Some of his musical albums were: Disco Hi-Life, Ololufe, Love, Peace and Happiness; Dance Afrobeat and more. (NAN)(www.nannews.ng)