Nigeria National Anthem Lyrics

The Nigeria national anthem, “Arise, O Compatriots,” is a symbol of national pride and unity. Below are the original lyrics in English.

Additional Information

  • Anthem Name: Arise, O Compatriots
  • Written Date: 1978
  • Lyricist: John A. Ilechukwu, Eme Etim Akpan, B. A. Ogunnaike, Sota Omoigui, P. O. Aderibigbe
  • Composer: Nigerian Police Band under the directorship of Benedict E. Odiase
  • Official Adoption Date: 1978

Original Lyrics in 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.

Oh 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.

English Translation of the Lyrics

The Nigeria national anthem is already in English and does not require a translation. “Arise, O Compatriots” reflects the pride and unity of Nigeria.

Supporting Links

For a more detailed and original content about the Nigeria national anthem, please visit:
The Significance of the Nigerian National Anthem
Nigeria National Anthem History – Wikipedia
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