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Nigerian National Anthem Composer, Benedict Odiase Is Dead

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Nigerian National Anthem Composer, Benedict Odiase Is Dead

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June 12, 2013 – Nigeria’s National Anthem Writer, Benedict Odiase Is Dead

The man who wrote the Nigeria’s National Anthem, Mr Benedict Odiase has died.

We learnt he died of natural causes on Tuesday June 11th, 2013 at his home while sleeping.

He was the man who wrote and composed the now popular Arise O Compatriots on May 14th, year 1978.

In 1992, he retired from the Nigerian Police Band as the director of music.

May his soul rest in perfect peace.

In his honour below is the lyrics of the National Anthem he composed… Listen to the anthem after the lyrics.

Nigerian National Anthem, Arise O Compatriots Lyrics

Arise, O compatriots
Nigeria’s call obey
To serve our fatherland
With love and strength and faith
The labor of our heroes past
Shall never be in vain
To serve with heart and might
One nation bound in freedom, peace and unity

Oh God of creation, direct our noble cause
Guide our leaders right
Help our youth the truth to know
In love and honesty to grow
And living just and true
Great lofty heights attain
To build a nation where peace and justice shall reign.

Below is a beautiful rendition of the Nigerian National Anthem by songstress Tiwa Savage

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CXGGzBSaklA

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12 Comments

12 Comments

  1. jafo

    June 12, 2013 at 4:09 PM

    Rest in peace

  2. airemen ezekiel

    June 12, 2013 at 4:38 PM

    may pa benedict odiase soul rest in peace.

  3. francis onwukwe

    June 12, 2013 at 7:14 PM

    may his jen2 soul rst in pafet peace

  4. ade-kirsty

    June 12, 2013 at 9:05 PM

    RIP

  5. TRIPLE O

    June 13, 2013 at 4:32 AM

    GOOD TO SEE SOME OF OUR HERO BUT THEN DO WE TREAT THEM WELL AT ALL TIMES. RIP PA ODIASE BENEDIT.
    JUNE 12- A symbol of unity and a date to note in our country. CHECK IT OUT.

  6. natural

    June 13, 2013 at 1:35 PM

    RIP

  7. Ga

    June 13, 2013 at 4:28 PM

    He is indeed a great hero who had served d fada’s land through his talents. RIP. Sir Benedict

  8. Udyluv

    June 17, 2013 at 8:43 PM

    Rip a gr8t man wit gr8t record

  9. nigeriatv

    June 17, 2013 at 9:18 PM

    Rest In Peace

  10. obey is love

    June 19, 2013 at 6:05 PM

    may his soul rest in peace with the Lord, Amen!!

  11. Ajayi micheal

    July 1, 2013 at 8:37 PM

    RIP

  12. Pasakaya

    August 16, 2013 at 11:20 AM

    Gud nite pa u had done a gr8 job that can neva be 4gotn.

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