This is the old national anthem which i believe is better in content and musical accuracy, but that’s just a matter of opinion. Everyone is free to think what they like.
Enjoy it.

Nigeria we hail thee,
Our own dear native land,
Though tribe and tongue may differ,
In brotherhood we stand,
Nigerians all, and proud to serve
Our sovereign Motherland.

Our flag shall be a symbol
That truth and justice reign,
In peace or battle honour’d,
And this we count as gain,
To hand on to our children
A banner without stain.

O God of all creation,
Grant this our one request,
Help us to build a nation
Where no man is oppressed,
And so with peace and plenty
Nigeria may be blessed.


  1. I agree entirely! The old anthem leaves no room to wonder what Nigeria is. I recall one professor asking, during a debate on reconstituting Nigeria, who are the constituents of the Nigerian nation? This is readily answered in the old anthem – though tribe and tongue may defer, in brotherhood we stand. Nigerians should recognise that the motherland is made up of differing tribes and tongues (no doubt), but their nationhood lies in brotherly relationship.

Leave a Reply, Foluke would love to hear your thoughts on this post