Popular Nigerian highlife musician Orlando Julius is dead.
Infoexpert24 reports that Julius died on Thursday night at the age of 79.
His wife, Latoya Ekemode, confirmed his death to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Lagos.
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.”
Julius, was a saxophonist, singer, bandleader, 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.