Veteran highlife musician, Orlando Julius, has died at the age of 79.

Julius’ death was announced by his wife, Latoya Ekemode.

She said that the Singer passed out in his sleep on Thursday night.

Julius, was a saxophonist, song writer, singer and bandleader.

Some of his musical albums are Disco Hi-Life, Ololufe, Love, Peace and Happiness; Dance Afrobeat and more.

According to his Wiki profile, Julius was born in 1943 in Ikole, Nigeria to a merchant family during British colonialism. His first musical teacher was his mother, who would sing and dance while he played drums.

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