Biafra War Part 19 : Download, read and Listen to The Biafra National Anthem

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Biafra War Part 19 : Listen to The Biafra National Anthem

The Nigeria-Biafra War led to an explosion of musical, lyrical, and poetic creativity and artistry. The Biafra National Anthem was based on a Poem written by Nnamdi Azikiwe and the tune was adopted from Jean Sibelius’ “Finlandia”. and was written as follows

The Biafra National Anthem.


Land of the rising sun, we love and cherish, beloved homeland of our brave
heroes; we must defend our lives or we shall perish,

We shall protect our hearth from all our foes, but if the price is death for all
we hold dear,

Then let us die without a shred of fear.

Hail to Biafra consecrated nation,

Oh fatherland, this is our solemn pledge: Defending thee shall be a
dedication, spilling our blood we’ll count a privilege;

The waving standard which embold

ens the free shall always be our flag of

We shall emerge triumphant from this ordeal, and through the crucible
unscathed we’ll pass;

When we are poised the wounds of battle to heal, we shall remember those
who died in mass;

Then shall our trumpets peal the glorious song of victory we scored o’er
might and wrong.

Oh God, protect us from the hidden pitfall, Guide all our movements lest we
go astray; Give us the strength to heed the humanist call:

“To give and not to count the cost” each day; Bless those who rule to serve
with resoluteness, to make this clime a land of righteousness.

But the Anthem was later rewritten as follows

All hail Biafra
Land of the rising sun, we love and cherish
We have vanquished our enemies, all hail Biafra
God Bless Biafra, in Him we trust

Shout it sing it, all hail Biafra


God bless Biafra
We have emerged triumphant, from all our foes
Through the crucible unscathed, we passed victorious
Our trumpets pealing, the glorious song
Play it, sing it, all hail Biafra


Oh hail Biafra
We shall always remember, all that perished,
In the struggle for our freedom, all hail our heroes

Our prayers shall bemoan, both day and night
Say them always, all hail Biafra


All Hail Biafra
Now our star shines everywhere, we cr

Your Wisdom
Shielding us from fury, unleashed by our enlightenment
Biafra, Biafra, shinning forever

Download the sweet Biafra anthem here

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