Thursday, June 13, 2013

Composer of Nigeria's National Anthem, Pa 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.

May his gentle soul rest in perfect peace. Amen


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