Wednesday, 12 June 2013
NIGERIA'S NATIONAL ANTHEM COMPOSER, BENEDICT ODIASE DIES
The source further confirmed to us that Odiase died on Tuesday night after a brief illness. "Odiase died at his Oregun residence, Ikeja Lagos" the source hinted us on Wednesday afternoon.
Late Odiase composed Nigeria's National Anthem 'Arise O Compatriots', which replaced the former anthem, 'Nigeria We Hail Thee'. The source lamented late Odiase was neglected by the Federal Government before his death.