NYSC Anthem Composer Wole Adetiran Is Dead

NYSC Anthem Composer Wole Adetiran Is Dead

The composer of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) anthem, Wole Adetiran is dead.

Wole Adetiran’s death was confirmed by the publicity officer of the Ogun State NYSC office, Emmanuel Igba, on Friday night.

According to Igba, Adetiran gave up the ghost on Friday evening.

Igba in a response to our confirmation said “Yes, Wole Adetiran is dead. An official message has been sent to the State Coordinator who will inform the DG.

“He passed on this evening.”

The 74-year-old was in July 2021 visited by the NYSC Director-General, Ibrahim Shuaibu, at his house in Ibafo, Obafemi-Owode Local Government Area of Ogun State.

The septuagenarian, who composed the song in 1984, said he was moved that he was finally remembered 37 years after he composed the song.

He lamented that he had been suffering from diseases, including hypertension, diabetes and prostate cancer since 2018.

Adetiran, who studied music at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, recalled that he composed the anthem in 1984 while he was a corps member in Oyo State.

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