Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Nigeria's National Anthem Composer, Benedict Odiase Dies

The composer of Nigeria's National Anthem, Arise O Compatriots, Pa Benedict Odiase has passed on. Mr Odiase died last night in his sleep. 

He composed anthem in May 1978.

Pa Odiase retired in 1992 as a Deputy Commissioner of Police after being the Director of Music with the Nigeria Police Band.

May his soul rest in perfect peace.

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