Nigerian National Anthem

Together with the Nigerian flag, the national anthem of Nigeria is a solemn patriotic song which is officially taken by Nigeria as an expression of national identity.

The National Anthem of Nigeria

The Nigerian national anthem song showcases the national traditions of Nigeria and exhibits the nationalism, pridefulness and nationwide loyalty. Along with the Nigerian national flag, it functions as a driver to the sensation of national pride for Nigerian citizens around the world.

The Nigerian National Anthem’s name is, “Arise, and is also called National Anthem of Nigeria.

The Nigerian national anthem lyrics was written by John A. Ilechukwu.

The Nigerian song music was composed by Nigerian Police Band and you can see or download the Nigerian national anthem music sheet from the links on this site.

“Arise was formally embraced as the national anthem of Nigeria in the year of 1978.

Nigerian National Anthem Song

When is Nigerian National Anthem Played or Sung?

National anthem of Nigeria is generally played or performed throughout national holidays, especially on the independence day celebrations in Nigeria. It is also carried out throughout cultural and other celebrations in Nigeria, usually marking off the beginning or completion of such festivals.

National anthem of Nigeria is also often performed in worldwide sporting events, such as the Olympic Games as well school sport occasions.


What is the importance of Nigerian National Anthem in Nigeria?

The national anthem of Nigeria, like other nationwide symbols of Nigeria, embodies the custom, past history, and faiths of Nigeria and its citizens. Hence, it helps stimulate sensations of patriotism amongst the Nigerian people and advises them of their Nigeria’s splendor, beauty, and abundant heritage.

It also helps unify the residents of Nigeria by one single tune or music. During the performance of the Nigerian national anthem, people of Nigeria, despite their ethnic differences, rise in unity and listen diligently or sing the song with great passion.

Sports males and females from Nigeria also feel an excellent minute of honor when they get a medal at a global sporting occasion while Nigeria’s national anthem is played in the background. It gives them a sensation of having made their nation proud. Students who listen to the national anthem of Nigeria in schools learn to respect their country and establish a feeling of unity amongst themselves.