Afrobeat beat music maestro, Orlando Julius Aremu Olusanya Ekemode, is dead.
He died at the age of 79.
A statement from his wife, Latoya, confirmed the death of Orlando Julius to music personality Bimbo Esho.
Bimbo, in a condolence Facebook post, described the late Orlando as a gentleman and fine saxophonist.
Known professionally as Orlando Julius, the native of Ijebu Ijesha was a Nigerian saxophonist, singer, bandleader, and songwriter closely associated with afrobeat music.