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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Composer of Nigeria's National Anthem, Benedict Odiase, passes on

The composer of  Nigeria's National Anthem, Pa Benedict Odiase has passed on. Mr Odiase died last night in his sleep. He composed Arise O Compatriots” in May 1978.

Pa Odiase retired in 1992 as a Deputy Commissioner of Police after being the Director of Music with the Nigeria Police Band.

161 comments:

HighJ Udeh said...

RIP hero...

precy said...

Rip sir

Gold Emy said...

rip sir....

Gold Emy said...

rip sir

BONARIO NNAGS said...

May his soul rest in peace.

~BONARIO~says so via NOKIA3310

Ponani Posh said...

Rest in peace grandpa we greatly miss legend has it

Eya Ayambem said...

May his soul Rest In Peace.
Amen.

Anonymous said...

RIP papa

Anonymous said...

RIP papa

leoweblink.blogspot.com said...

eya a may his soul rest in peace

Anonymous said...

RIP papa

Anonymous said...

may your gentle soul rest in peace amen

Anonymous said...

awww!!! may you rest in Gods bosom sir.

Anonymous said...

Farewell papa u re indeed a grt Hero

Anonymous said...

RIp sir. Nd I would say thnk God for pastor Chris okotie who honored this grt man tru grace outreach can't remember what year now! Would also condole with his family esp his son Tony the brilliant keyboardist in household of God in those days.

Anonymous said...

How sad! RIP sir. 1st to comment oya Linda my prize... Hehe!
~D great anonymous!

effedua Emma jnr said...

R.I.P

Anonymous said...

May ur gentle soul Rest in Peace amen

Anonymous said...

what a country how come i have never heard about him?the country have abandoned him hmmmmm its well

Anonymous said...

May his soul Rest in perfect Peace.

Anonymous said...

Rest in peace baba!

becky naka said...

a great icon, u'll be remembered, rip.

Anonymous said...

Eeeyyyaaa....may his soul rest in peace.
#Labours of our heroes past shall never be in vain# I'm still hoping on that....#d

janelicious said...

sir may your soul rest in perfect peace.Amen

Anonymous said...

Sleep in peace sir. ETTA

Anonymous said...

I should save this for history classes,didn't know his details until now. Thanks linda,I am certain this post wouldn't have as much comments seeing that most libers only love controversial,nude,and ********* topics. #Tongue out# zurielle's opinion

Anonymous said...

RIP Sir...

Baby Gee said...

RIP daddy

FIERCE! said...

AWWW...MAY HIS SOUL R.I.P, AMEN!

Anonymous said...

Rest in peace sir

SWIFT TOHBAD said...

wow what a great man he is a real hero

Anonymous said...

RIP legend.

Omoge

Anonymous said...

You see our lives? Such a hero died and yet most of us hardly knew his name while he lived. I wont be surprised if he had no national honour and a street named after him anyhwere in Nigeria.

★★PRINCE CHARMING™★★ said...

May the icon rest in peace, Amen!

Anonymous said...

RIP Sir and thank you

Anna said...

May his soul RIP

Anonymous said...

up on till they see this am pretty sure some people had no clue who he was

Olajumoke said...

May his soul rest in peace...Linda I heard dat Fatai Rolling Dollar is dead, how true is dis??

Anonymous said...

1st to comment..r.i.p

★★PRINCE CHARMING™★★ said...

May the icon rest in peace, Amen!

Anonymous said...

Linda you don wake? NEXt!!

Anonymous said...

rip sir. iyke

Anonymous said...

aww what a peaceful way to die, may his soul rest in peace

Anonymous said...

RIP pa. Farewell

prinzess said...

Rest in peace sir...I hope nigeria will give u a befittin burial

Anonymous said...

Great Man.. The lord will remember you of good.Those that heard the song and refuse to serve the lanD,God will punish them.e.g OBJ,BABAGI,JONA,TINUBU.. OLE

Anonymous said...

it's a pity we only hear about this leaguns when dey die. may his soul rest in peace

jewel said...

May his soul rest in peace,Nigerians great man.

happinwa said...

RIP

happinwa said...

RIP

Anonymous said...

may his soul rest in peace,amen!

bitchplis said...

R.I.P o compatriot...heaven call obey.

Anonymous said...

RIP sir u ll nev b 4gotten

bitchplis said...

R.I.P o compatriot...Heaven's call obey

Anonymous said...

may his soul rest in peace,amen!

Anonymous said...

what a country how come i have never heard about him?the country have abandoned him hmmmmm its well

Nonso Okafor said...

rip papa we will see again

Oby Azike said...

May the good Lord grant you eternal rest

obyazike.blogspot.co.uk

bitchplis said...

R.I.P o compatriot...heaven call obey.

osas ezomo said...

may his soul rest in peace

Anonymous said...

RIP sir

Anonymous said...

RIP pa odiase

Adeola CG said...

May his soul Rest in Peace

Alexies said...

Wow! And people like dis are never recognised in dis country mshwwww, may his soul RIP

tolulope kehinde-rabiu said...

Rest in peace sir. Another example of a man whose work lives after him.

Anonymous said...

May his soul rest in perfect. Peace

Anonymous said...

RIP a hero.



Murch.

Anonymous said...

R.I.P sir Benedict, u r indeed a gr8 man!

Stephen Ikiyei said...

Heroes that were never celebrated... R.I.P Pa Odiase

ibrahim mohammed said...

May his soul rest in peace...what a pity!he was never recognised until his last minutes...Nigeria sucks...we only celebrate corruption ridden traits

Anonymous said...

Rest in peace pa...

Stephen Ikiyei said...

Heroes that were not celebrated... R.I.P Pa Odiase

Anonymous said...

RIP Sir

Anonymous said...

Very Symbolic......June 12!!!

baby said...

RestInPeace Pa Benedict

mzgyna said...

May his soul find guidiance wherever it might be...Journey well great man!

Anonymous said...

God rest his soul!
Amen...
@MzEllatyra

Wizegeh said...

wow .... what an achiever, May his soul rest in peace, the national anthem is really a beautiful song and am sure he must av bin so proud of himself....but wait o hw come have never heard of dis great man before???

Anonymous said...

Such a great man...may you find rest in God's bossom baba~~wanas

Anonymous said...

may his soul rest in peace bt linda y na death get today post? rolling dollar nd nw dis one God help us oo

Anonymous said...

Rest in peace sir. Oviedo nuzomo.

Anonymous said...

PA RIP

Anonymous said...

I truly love n' adore our anthem. Ur a geinus, pa.
RIP.

A.

Anonymous said...

Thankyou sir..

Anonymous said...

may his gentle Soul rest in the bossom of the Almighty

Maureen Uhama said...

Rip pa.

Anonymous said...

Adieu Sir,you was a blessing.your labour speaks in eternity.Wish you made heaven,Adien

TobiNigeria said...

Salute Sir! Adieu. That anthem is so prophetic, so timeless. Thank you, you died a Hero.

Anonymous said...

A.K.well, RIP

Anonymous said...

I hope he didn't die on dis day too..I jst wish he was celebrated as it ought to be..now its too late..they will strt giving stupid awards nw that he's gone..shame on dis leaders! *xclucivexter*

Anonymous said...

Real icon. RIP sir

Anonymous said...

RIP sir,hope he did not die wretched_cos I don't trust dis country...there is more to dis???

Sorem said...

hmmmm.....i am sure no one even remembaz dis man. R.I.P sir

bbdatouch said...

Wow Pa odiase RIP

princess said...

May God give his loved ones the grace to go through this period. God bless them all.

Anonymous said...

May his soul rest in Peace.

Anonymous said...

Na wa ooo, seems too many deaths 2day o. RIP sir!
Rudy

oisa said...

Rest on pa odiase

Anonymous said...

Rip pa...
A nigeria Icon is gone

Anonymous said...

Wow!!! Same nite as pa fatai...may dere souls rest in peace.and may GOD grant dem enternal rest.

wemimo adesemoye said...

Heya...RIP...he should be given a state burial oh abi na national burial..

Jess Ann said...

A great ICON..RIP

Huma said...

RIP.... Your legacy lives on!

ExoticEyez MiMi said...

May his soul rest in peace, his legacy lives on and will be heard for generations to come.

omotayo said...

RIP sir.

Adeyemi said...

We lost a great Gem. May his soul R.I.P

Anonymous said...

oh so sad; may his gentle soul RIP. hope he didn't die a poor man :(

Anonymous said...

Your legacy will live on, RIP

phunmie said...

May his soul rest in perfect peace.gudnite.

Anonymous said...

may his gentle soul RIP

Samuel Adeks said...

RIP SIR

ERUEMU EFE said...

How come he wasn't spoken of that much. well, fame will come only when ones gone.
he obeyed the Lord's call to serve his father in heaven with all might.

Rest In Peace, Pa B. Odiase

Ime Sampson said...

You served your country well. RIP.

Ime Sampson said...

You served your country well. RIP sir!

Anonymous said...

RIP

Anonymous said...

Agbaya like u. I guess u don't even knw d first Nigeria President. No knwledge of current affairs. Go dey sell tomatoes for ebute meta. Iya gba....

Eze Chukwumereze said...

'To serve our fatherland with love and strength and faith' Indeed he served his country very well, rest in the blossom of the lord.RIP

Anonymous said...

you will forever be remembered by any soul that will be born on our fatherland....S.O

Anonymous said...

So help me God.....adieu sir....Funkky

Anonymous said...

RIP.

Anonymous said...

RIP Pa Benedict!

princess dee said...

May ur soul rest in peace sir.We appreciate the National Anthem u composed for Nig.God bless ur lineage!

Anonymous said...

Good one there!!!!!, mr anonymous

Cweamy said...

R.I.P sir

Anonymous said...

Same here

Anonymous said...

Mind you he did not compose the national anthem, he only supervised the putting together into music by Nigeria police band...... May his soul rest in peace

Anonymous said...

Leaguns? Olodo! It is legends. That better be an error from your phone.

Anonymous said...

All his might*

OmaAmi said...

Rip sir

OmaAmi said...

Rip sir

joe jozzy said...

may u rest in the bossom of the lord

Jackhill Secrets said...

Rest in peace, Sir. May the Lord God grant peace and strength to his dear ones. In Jesus name, Amen.

Anonymous said...

RIP

Anonymous said...

RIP hero

Anonymous said...

Linda, at wat age did he die? C ur head? U dey giv us half news. Olodo!

Anonymous said...

Rip pa odiase

Welcome to sensationallaryne said...

R.I.P.

Anonymous said...

Heartless Idiot!

Anonymous said...

RIP Great BINI man. May d labour of our heroes past (including u) never be in vain.

bee said...

Rip pa.ur remain in our memory forever so far nigerians still recite national anthem u ll nt be forgotten

Anonymous said...

You have done well Baba.......RIP Baba

Anonymous said...

Segun says RIP hero......

Anonymous said...

Segun says RIP hero.......

Anonymous said...

rip! U'll 4ever b in d minds of nigerians. Smuth to ur lord.

*cutenini* said...

Naija sucks for real,these are legends to be celebrated,,,,,,rip sir.smh.....*shakes head and walk away*

Anonymous said...

RIP SIR. TRUE NIGERIAN. IST TIME HERE

Anonymous said...

RIP Sir

rosy kay said...

RIP sir, Adeww! Your legacy lives on!

pretty T said...

a hero. and we dont even know him. this man is supposed to be one of those ppl to be studied in social studies or history. naija sha.rip

ogochukwu Nwosu said...

Unsong Hero, Rest in peace

Gkay said...

aww, lovely anthem...sad, he is one of the few people I would love to meet, ...:-(... Rest in sound peace! Pa Benedict Odiase

Anonymous said...

May he Rest in Peace. But point of correction to all journalists. He composed the music but not the words of the anthem.

Anthony Osawe said...

Rest in peace in the righthands of God almighty.

Anthony Osawe said...

Rest in peace in the righthand of God Almighty.

Anthony Osawe said...

Rest in peace in the righthands of God almighty.

Anonymous said...

Pa.benedict, we love u But God love most. May ur gentle soul rest in the bossom of the Lord.

hanTG said...

may his soul rest in peace

Dauda Onoruoiza said...

RIP. You are one in a million

Dauda Onoruoiza said...

REST IN PEACE. YOU ARE ONE IN A MILLION

Anonymous said...

MAY IS SOUL REST IN PIECE BUT THEN VISIT BADDOBASE.TK

Anonymous said...

Arise of compatriot...The labour of our heros' past shall never be in vain... Rest in peace papa.