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Ace saxophonist, octogenarian Orlando Julius dies

Julius was a saxophonist, singer, band leader, and songwriter of Afrobeat music genre.

Famed Afrobeat Nigerian saxophonist and musician, octogenarian Orlando Julius has exited.

Aged 79, Julius passed on in his sleep on Thursday night, according to his wife, Latoya Ekemode, Persecondnews reports.

Julius was a saxophonist, singer, band leader, and songwriter of Afrobeat music genre.

His musical albums include Disco Hi-Life, Ololufe, Love, Peace and Happiness and Dance Afrobeat.

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.”

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