Wednesday, June 12, 2013

SAD NEWS - Composer of Nigeria's National Anthem, Benedict Odiase, passes on

The composer of Nigeria's National Anthem, Pa Benedict Odiase has passed on. Mr Odiase died last 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.

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