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Nigerian saxophonist, Julius Ekemode, for burial May 28

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Nigerian Saxophonist, Julius Ekemode, popularly known as “Orlando Julius”, who died April 14, at the age of 79, would be laid to rest May 28 in his hometown, Ijebu Ijesha in Osun State.

This was disclosed by Bimbo Esho, Managing Director, Evergreen Musical Company, in an interview with our correspondent on Sunday in Lagos.

Esho said that there would be a Christian wake at Oke Agboja, Ijebu Ijesha in Osun State on May 27.

“The funeral service will hold on Saturday, May 28 at St. Matthew Church, Ijebu Ijesha.

“This is according to the notification the family made available to me today,” she said.

Our correspondent reports that Ekemode was a Nigerian 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.

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