Nigeria national anthem song

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

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

When was the national anthem of Nigeria officially adopted?

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


The National anthem of Nigeria is “Arise Oh Compatriots, Nigeria’s Call Obey”.
Nigeria’s anthem lyrics were written by John A. ILECHUKWU, Eme Etim AKPAN, B. A. OGUNNAIKE, Sotu OMOIGUI and P. O. ADERIBIGBE and the music was written by Benedict Elide ODIASE.
Adopted 1978; The Lyrics Are A Mixture Of Five Of The Top Entries In A National Contest.
National anthem of Nigeria free mp3 download
Press to download the mp3 file of Nigeria’s National anthem – See link (file source: cia world factbook).
Listen to Nigeria national anthem on Youtube
Nigerian anthem lyrics (Official English)
Arise, O compatriots,
Nigeria’s call obey
To serve our Fatherland
With love and strength and faith.
The labour of our heroes past
Shall never be in vain,
To serve with heart and might
One nation bound in freedom, peace and unity.
O 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.
You can find more information about Nigerian anthem on Wikipedia – See link.
Sheet Music: View the Nigerian national anthem sheet music – See link.


Nigerian national symbol: eagle.

Nigeria flag

Conventional short form country name: Nigeria.
Conventional long form country name: Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Nigeria Government Type: federal republic.
Federal republic is a state in which the powers of the central government are restricted and in which the component parts (states, colonies, or provinces) retain a degree of self-government; ultimate sovereign power rests with the voters who chose their governmental representatives.ֲ