Who Composed NYSC Anthem?


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Who Composed NYSC Anthem Lyrics?

National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) anthem was composed by Dr. Oluwole Adetiran in 1984. He composed the anthem while he was a corps member serving in Oyo State.

About Oluwole Adetiran 

Dr. Oluwole Aderiran  studied Music at the University of Nigeria Usukka. He was the head of an NYSC group known as ‘the anthem group' where he composed the current NYSC anthem.

Dr. Oluwole Adetiran later became a music lecturer at the Polytechnic, Ibadan, where he rose to become the Head of Music Department between 2003 to 2007 before retiring in 2008.

He is currently the National Music Director of the Celestial Church of Christ.

He was born in 1947

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NYSC National Secretariat, Gowon Yakubu House, Abuja

The NYSC Anthem Lyrics

Youths obey the clarion call

Let us lift our nation high

Under the sun or in the rain

With dedication and selflessness

Nigeria is ours, Nigeria we serve

Members, take the great salute

Put the Nation first in all

With service and humility

NYSC for the noble youths

Make Nigeria a great nation

Far and near we come to serve

And to build our fatherland

With oneness and loyalty

NYSC for unity

Hail Nigeria, our great nation

Who Composed NYSC  Anthem Song (Music)?

While the NYSC anthem lyrics/ wordings was composed and written by Oluwole Adetiran, the song/ music was composed by Frederick Nwosu. They were both from the same  Anthem Group Choir in Oyo State.

About Frederick Nwosu

Frederick Nwosu was a member of NYSC Choir in Oyo State during his National Youth Service in 1984. He took part in the national competition to find an anthem for the National Youth Service Corps. The Oyo anthem group won the national competition. Oluwole won the lyrics competition category, while Frederick Nwosu won the music competition category.

The award recognition night was held at Sheraton Hotel, Ikeja Lagos.

Ikechukwu Evegbu

Ikechukwu Evegbu is a graduate of Statistics with over 10 years experience as Data Analyst. Worked with Nigeria's Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development. A prolific business development content writer. He's the Editor, Business Compiler

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