Gambia national anthem song

Hi, Im looking for information about the national anthem of Gambia.

Who wrote the Gambian national anthem (lyrics and music)?

When was the national anthem of Gambia officially adopted?

Please add any valuable information like links to anthem’s mp3, video, lyrics, free sheet music etc.


The National anthem of Gambia is “For The Gambia, Our Homeland”.
Gambia’s anthem lyrics were written by Virginia Julie HOWE and the music was written by adapted by Jeremy Frederick HOWE.
Adopted 1965; The Music Is An Adaptation Of The Traditional Mandinka Song “Foday Kaba Dumbuya”.
National anthem of Gambia free mp3 download
Press to download the mp3 file of Gambia’s National anthem – See link (file source: cia world factbook).
Listen to Gambia national anthem on Youtube
Gambian anthem lyrics (Official English)
For The Gambia, our homeland
We strive and work and pray,
That all may live in unity,
Freedom and peace each day.
Let justice guide our actions
Towards the common good,
And join our diverse peoples
To prove man’s brotherhood.
We pledge our firm allegiance,
Our promise we renew;
Keep us, great God of nations,
To The Gambia ever true.
You can find more information about Gambian anthem on Wikipedia – See link.


Gambian national symbol: lion.

Gambia flag

Conventional short form country name: The Gambia.
Conventional long form country name: Republic of The Gambia.
Gambia Government Type: republic.
Republic is a representative democracy in which the people’s elected deputies (representatives), not the people themselves, vote on legislation.ֲ