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.

24 COMMENTS

  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.

  2. Changing of national Anthem to thé old one shows that Nigeria as a country îs confused and unserious . Inspite of all predicaments of thé country, all thé législatives could think out was a changé of Anthem in a country filled with economy crises…We must wake up and wisen up for a better Nigeria..

  3. Denmark and New Zealand have two national anthem… And uses them in different occasions interchangeable… Why don’t us keep the two?

  4. I love the old lyrics of the national anthem. it actually means a lot more than it does today. However, this comes at a time when things had gone too bad. No food, no light…… Humm it well.

    • I like this old anthem because the lyrics is a prayer point for Nigerians but am not ready to learn it and am not ready to serve Nigeria with all my strength when I cannot boast of two times meal in a day because of extra ordinary food expenses.

  5. This is great, you know if you want change you have to be straight and mindful. Maybe when people hear the old anthem it will struck their heads to do what right. You know what I dey with you our president. Good Luck*

    • I like this old anthem because the lyrics is a prayer point for Nigerians but am not ready to learn it and am not ready to serve Nigeria with all my strength when I cannot boast of two times meal in a day because of extra ordinary food expenses.

  6. Did we all know that this old national anthem was written by foreigner why don’t we maintain the one written by the people of our own nation or making use of the two anthem
    The government are not doing what they suppose to do
    1. The name Nigeria was name by British why don’t we rename it to Republic of WAZOBIA
    2. Lagos was mane by Portuguese why don’t we rename it back to EKO

    • I like this old anthem because the lyrics is a prayer point for Nigerians but am not ready to learn it and am not ready to serve Nigeria with all my strength when I cannot boast of two times meal in a day because of extra ordinary food expenses.

  7. Why are we still paying allegiance to a sovereign motherland. In as much as the old national anthem sounds better. I honestly feel that part of the anthem should be removed and changed to something else.

  8. This national anthem is meant for the beneficiaries of national cake but not for the Nigerian citizens who are experiencing the national hardship!!!

  9. I think it’s cool if we do use the formal sound tune it’s will master our tongue in other for we Nigeria can be able to sing out and recite with sweet melody

  10. Unfortunately, some politicians think the solution to our challenges are simple and can be fixed with the wrong rhetorics. They are lazy mentally and can not engage in deep thinking.
    At the end of the day, they will blame past government over and over again and the people of not being patriotic to accept silly ideas they propose.
    Most are failures

  11. There’s an error in the first stanza.
    Not Nigerians all, and proud to serve,
    rather, Nigerians all, are proud to serve,
    Take note of the and/are

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