Yinka Davies, Tony Okoroji, Tunde Kelani, Dede Mabiaku, Tee Mac attend Orlando Julius’ burial

Orlando Julius

Veteran musicians, Yinka Davies, Tony Okoroji, Tee Mac Omatshola, Dede Mabiaku and filmmaker, Tunde Kelani, on Saturday, attended the burial of their colleague Orlando Julius.

Julius was buried in Ijebu-Ijesha in Osun State.

Tee Mac performed alongside Yinka Davies and David Iyiola Timileyin during the church service and he also shared moments from the service on Instagram.

In a short tribute to Orlando, the flautist wrote: “Saturday May 28th was the goodbye day of Chief Dr. Julius Aremu Orlando Julius. I had the honor to perform with Yinka Davies (voice!) and David Iyiola Timileyin, keyboard during the church service. Orlando Julius will be missed but like every superstar he left many great compositions and recordings behind which have established his legacy. Rest in perfect peace Orlando Julius.

Tunde Kelani also posted photos from the service of songs held the previous day.

Born in Ikole in Ekiti State, Orlando Julius was a native of Ijebu-Ijesha in Osun State.

He was a contemporary of the late Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, even claiming that it was because of him that the latter learnt to play the saxophone.

Orlando relocated to the United States of America in 1974 where he met his Chicago-born wife through Ambrose Campbell.

The couple returned to Nigeria in the late 90s, settling in Lagos before moving to Ilesa.