Amazing Things To Know About Legendry Singer, Orlando Julius Who Died At 79

The internet went on fire today after the sudden news of the death of the legendary singer, Orlando Julius Aremu Olusanya Ekemode.


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Orlando lived a successful life. He was widely recognized for his afrobeat style of music.

During his life time, he performed in Nigeria and Africa at large. He set the pace for quality music in the country and other neighbouring countries emulated his style.

Lets have a look at amazing things about the late Orlando Julius as captured by glamsquad;

1. The afrobeat singer was born in 1943 in Ikole, Nigeria.

2. The singer is from Ijebu Ijesha in Osun State.

3. Do you know that his first music teacher was his mother? She pave the way for his music career.

4. The singer attended St. Peter’s Anglican School in Ikole but dropped out after the sudden death of his father, who happened to be his financial backbone.

5. The singer has worked in many places such as, bakery. Yet he does not  joke with his musical career while working in the bakery.

6. The singer created smooth partnership with highlife musician Jazz Romero, for mentorship.

7. The singer usually play with Romero, who also nurtured his career.

8. The singer was appointed as bandleader when Romero had misunderstanding with the owner of a nightclub.

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9. His musical career experienced huge growth after performing in popular shows in Nigeria and Africa at large.

10. No doubt, he was regarded as the hero of Nigerian music.

The singer gave up the ghost at the age of 79years

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