Analysis & Opinion: In Brotherhood We Stand

  By Sunny Awhefeada   A nation’s anthem embodies her hopes, aspirations and ideals. It is couched in the mould of a sublime poem which romanticizes the very essence and ennobling tenets of that nation. An anthem should evoke an uncommon spirit of loyalty, patriotism and belief whenever it was rendered or thought of. Strangely, the present Nigerian anthem “Arise O’ Compatriots” has never evoked the foregoing feelings for my generation. It has never sounded anthemic. The wording and the tone are neither hymnal nor antiphonic. On the contrary, the…

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