Nigerian Afrobeat singer, Adekunle Gold has ignited a national conversation by expressing his preference for Timi Dakolo’s song Great Nation over the recently reinstated national anthem.

This comes in response to President Bola Ahmed Tinubu signing the National Anthem Bill 2024, which reintroduced the old national anthem, sparking widespread criticism among Nigerian citizens who argue that the move overlooks the country’s ongoing economic challenges.

Adekunle Gold took to social media, X on Wednesday, May 29, 2024, to question whether Timi Dakolo’s Great Nation would have been a better choice for the national anthem. In a tweet, he wrote, “No one thought Timi Dakolo’s Great Nation makes a better anthem?”

The singer’s comment has sparked discussions among fans, with many weighing in on the appropriateness of both anthems in reflecting the nation’s spirit and challenges.


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