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NIGERIA : Nigeria National Anthem (1960-1978)
Nigerian National Anthem (1960-1978)
Former National Anthem of Niger
Nigeria We Hail Thee

  • Author: Lilian Jean Williams (dates unknown)
  • Composer: Frances Benda (dates unknown)
  • National Day: October 01 (1960) - Independence Day
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  • Further details: The words and music were chosen as a result of a National Anthem Competition.
    The author of the words was LILIAN JEAN WILLIAMS who was an employee of the Federal Ministry of Labour and Welfare in Lagos. The composer of the music was FRANCES BENDA which was her professional name - her real name was Mrs CHARLES KERNOT.