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National Anthem Composer, Odiase Dies at 79

12 Jun 2013

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Pa Benedict Elide Odiase (MON) 

The former Director of Music and Deputy Commissioner of Police, Pa Benedict Elide Odiase (MON), passed on Tuesday night at the age of 79.

The late Odiase, who composed Nigeria’s national anthem, died at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Lagos after a brief illness.

According to a family source, a condolence register has been opened at his Kudirat Abiola Way, Oregun, Lagos home. His burial arrangements will be announced later.

Tags: News, Nigeria, Featured, ODIASE DEAD, NATIONAL ANTHEM COMPOSE

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