Nigerian saxophonist, Julius Ekemode, popularly known as “Orlando Julius”, is to be laid to rest on May 28 in his hometown, Ijebu Ijesha in Osun State.
Ekemode died on April 14, at the age of 79,
The Managing Director, Evergreen Musical Company, Bimbo Esho, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, 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.
Ekemode was a Nigerian saxophonist, singer, band leader and songwriter closely associated with afrobeat music.
Some of his musical albums are: Disco Hi-Life, Ololufe, Love, Peace and Happiness; Dance Afrobeat and more.