ORLANDO JULIUS EKEMODE

African Fusion • Nigeria
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Fondly called OJ by his friends and admirers, Orlando Julius Aremu Olusanya Ekemode, is, indeed, the last of Nigeria’s titans in the highlife music genre ... which he has modernised to Afro-soul. An indigene of Ijebujesha in Osun State, Ekemode was born in Ikole-Ekiti to a family of merchants. His father first traded in Abeokuta before moving to Ikole-Ekiti, where he was given a piece of land by the traditional ruler of the town and encouraged to settle there.

Orlando is the fourth son in the family and the younger brother of Professor Gabriel Ekemode of the University of Ife, Ile-Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University). His journey into music began as a pupil of St. Peter’s Anglican School, Ikole-Ekiti . As a lad, he played the drums and flute for the school band, as well as for a local band known as Mambo Dance Band. After finishing school in 1957 and
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ORLANDO JULIUS EKEMODE Super Afro Soul album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Super Afro Soul
African Fusion 1966
ORLANDO JULIUS EKEMODE Disco Hi-Life album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Disco Hi-Life
African Fusion 1979
ORLANDO JULIUS EKEMODE Dance Afro-Beat album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Dance Afro-Beat
African Fusion 1984
ORLANDO JULIUS EKEMODE Orlando Julius And The Afro Sounders album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Orlando Julius And The Afro Sounders
African Fusion 2011

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ORLANDO JULIUS EKEMODE Orlando's Afro Ideas 1969-72 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Orlando's Afro Ideas 1969-72
African Fusion 2003
ORLANDO JULIUS EKEMODE Super Afro Soul (compilation) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Super Afro Soul (compilation)
African Fusion 2007

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