Wednesday 12 June 2013

Composer of the national anthem, Pa Odiase is dead

Pa Benedict Odiase (MON), the composer of the Nigerian National Anthem, ‘Arise O Compatriots’ in May 1978 is dead. Pa Benedict Odiase is said to have died last night in his sleep. Pa Odiase retired in 1992 as a Deputy Commissioner of Police after being the Director of Music with the Nigeria Police Band. Adieu!!!!

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