How To Sing Every Type of Nigerian National Anthem And National Pledge

How To Sing Every Type of Nigerian National Anthem And National Pledge

How To Sing Every Type of Nigerian National Anthem And National Pledge

The Nigerian national anthem both new and old formed, national pledge of Nigeria and how to sing or recite Nigerian national anthem and National pledge respectively are what we will discuss in this article today. Continue reading.

The Nigerian national anthem is an oath which every Nigerian sings in a melodious way in a special occasion and the Nigerian national pledge in the other hand is an oath and prayer which Nigerian recite in a congregation.

You can promise the community that “this village is my father’s land so, i will provide electricity for this community”. What you have said was a promise to your father’s land (you have given yourself an oath). That’s what the Nigerian national anthem and pledge mean.

But, when every Nigerians wanted to sing the national anthem, he/she should sign it melodiously. Furthermore, when any Nigerian sings Nigerian national anthem as if he/she is reading newspaper, he/she is absolutely not correct infact, he/she should be penalized.

In this article, you will know how:

  • To sing the old form of Nigerian national anthem
  • To sing the new form of Nigerian national anthem and
  • To recite the Nigerian national pledge.

The Nigerian national anthem

1 The old one of Nigerian national anthem:


Arise O compatriot
Nigeria’s call obey
To serve our fatherland
With love and strength and faith
The labour of our heroes past
Shall not be in vain
To serve with heart and might
One nation bound in freedom
Peace and unity.

2 The new one of Nigerian national anthem:


O God of creation
Direct our noble cause
Guide our leaders right
Help our youth the truth to know
In love and honesty to grow
And living just and tue
Great lofty height attain
To Build a nation where peace And justice shall reign.

Above are the two Nigerian national anthems (old and new one). Practise them!

Or you may click here to listen to the Audio format of the Nigerian national anthem.

After giving you the two Nigerian national anthems, another question came to mind. Below is the question you may ask.

Out Of Those 2 Nigerian National Anthems (1st & 2nd Form), Which One Is Very Commonly Used In Nigeria

The answer to that is that the first one or both are commonly used in Nigeria.

However, if you can sing both of them (old one after the new one), then you can but the old one is commonly used more than the new one especially in a political congregation.

The Nigerian National Pledge

The Nigerian national pledge should not be sung with melodious voice or tune but should be sung fluently and sharply with an audible voice.

Below is the Nigerian national pledge:


I pledge to Nigeria my country
To be faithful loyal and honest
To serve Nigeria with all my strength
To defend her unity
And uphold her honour and glory
So help me God.

Or you can click here to listen to the Nigerian national pledge with pleasant voice.

That is it. We have finally ended!

Can we hope that you have known how to sing the Nigerian National anthem (new and old), the commonly used Nigerian national anthem (new or old) in Nigeria and how to recite Nigerian national pledge? Let us know how you feel in the comment box and feel free to share it with others.

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