The Board and Management of Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON), Nigeria’s largest collective Management Organisation have expressed sadness at the news of the demise of Orlando Julius Ekemode, veteran highlife singer, songwriter and saxophonist.

The veteran saxophonist was said to have passed on in the early hours of today, Friday, April 15, 2022 in his home town in Ijebu Ijesha, Osun State at the age of 79

Reacting, Chief Tony Okoroji, COSON Chairman, expressed shock at the news, stating that Orlando Julius was loved for his passion for the art and commitment to the growth of the Nigerian music industry.

 Okoroji’ Said: “I received with immense sadness the passing on of a true Nigerian icon, Orlando Julius today. He was not just a colleague but a friend who did his part in ensuring the continuous growth of the music industry. May God Almighty rest his soul and comfort his family, friends and fans worldwide”.

Until his death, Orlando Julius was a COSON member.

Beatonline/BABATUNDE TIAMIYU

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