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RIP Orlando Julius (1943 – 2022)

Ashiko

Orlando Julius was a Nigerian composer, saxophonist, singer, and songwriter, known for compositions as “Ashiko” (1975 or earlier).

“Kawa oma ranti, ranti ile o, isedale baba awa” on “Going Back to My Roots” (1977) by Lamont Dozier can be heard at 5:34.

His voice and text “kawa oma ranti, ranti ile o, isedale baba awa” [we will always remember the roots of our parents] is featured on “Going Back to My Roots” (1977) by Lamont Dozier.