In one of our old posts, we wrote on how to recite the present Nigerian National Anthem and who composed it. This time, we are going to write out the lyrics of the first Nigerian national anthem–“Nigeria, We Hail Thee”. The lyrics of this anthem as written by Lillian Jean Williams, a Briton who resided in the country then.
What most people don’t know is that Nigeria already had a former national anthem in which was used during the colonial era before she finally got her independence on October 1, 1960. This Nigeria’s old national anthem is part of her history.
For record purposes, especially for generation yet unborn and for those who appreciate the Nigerian culture and sufferings of our heroes past below are the original lyrics of the old national anthem: