Thursday, June 13, 2013
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 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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