Lyrically- Great nation

Today’s another presidential election, another opportunity to take our destiny in our hands. There’s tension in the land and a sizable section of Nigerians do not believe the electoral process will be free from major irregularities. The politicians and their followers seem desperate and we can hear the rumbles of distant trouble.

However, Nigeria is greater than the election and regardless of who wins, Nigeria will triumph. I wanted to feature Nigeria go survive- a 1984 hit song by Veno Marioghae but I couldn’t get the lyrics, I’ll have to extract them myself. Another song came to mind, a song I heard in NYSC camp every morning and on every independence day since it was released. Timi Dakolo’s classic- Great nation.

Great nation- Timi Dakolo
Verse 1:
Here we stand as a people
With one song, with one voice
We’re a nation, undivided and poised
We will take our stand, and build our land
With faith to defend what is ours
Here we are as a people
With one heart, for one cause
We’re determined to rebuild and restore
Where freedom reigns, and truth prevails
A land where there’s hope for us all
A land where there’s hope for us all

Chorus:
We’re all we have, we’ll defend our land
We believe in this nation, and we know we’ll
get there
We’re all we have, we’ll defend our land
We believe in Nigeria and the promise she
holds
And that one day we’ll shine like the sun
We’re a great nation

Verse 2:
Though we are many people
Different tribes, different tongues
We’re united in our strength and resolve
To uphold the honour of our land
And for generations to come
And for generations to come

Chorus:
We’re all we have, we’ll defend our land
We believe in this nation, and we know we’ll
get there
We’re all we have, we’ll defend our land
We believe in Nigeria and the promise she
holds
And that one day we’ll shine like the sun
We’re a great nation
Nigeria Nigeria
Nigeria Nigeria
Nigeria Nigeria
Nigeria Nigeria
Nigeria Nigeria
Nigeria Nigeria
Nigeria Nigeria

Chorus:
We’re all we have, we’ll defend our land
We believe in this nation, and we know we’ll
get there
We’re all we have, we’ll defend our land
We believe in Nigeria and the promise she
holds
And that one day we’ll shine like the sun
We’re all we have, we’ll defend our land
We believe…
We’re all we have, we’ll defend our land
We believe…
We’re a great nation…

It is well with Nigeria.

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