Thursday, 13 June 2013

Composer of Nigeria's National Anthem, Benedict Odiase, Is Dead

The man who composed Nigeria's National Anthem, Pa Benedict Odiase has died. It was understood Mr Odiase died of natural causes on Tuesday night in his sleep. 
He composed Arise O Compatriots” 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 peace....Amen

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