I’ll compose the new national anthem – Naira Marley reacts to proposed change of Nigeria’s name
Azeez Fashola aka Naira Marley, a Nigerian rapper, has reacted to claims that the country’s name should be changed from Nigeria to United African Republic.
The House of Representatives’ Special Committee on Constitution Review on Wednesday, received a proposal from Adeleye Jokotoye, a tax consultant, to change Nigeria’s name.
While presenting the proposal to the committee at the South West Zonal Public Hearing in Lagos on June 2, 2021, he said Nigeria’s current name was an imposition of its past colonial masters and should be changed.
According to Jokotoye, a change of name for the country would physically and psychologically reflect a new beginning.
“At this crossroads in our history, it is mandatory that we change our name to reflect a new beginning which will be ushered in with a new constitution,” he said.
Reacting to the news, Naira Marley took to his social media page to welcome the idea, saying that he would compose the new national anthem.
He tweeted; ”Omo Na me go sing the new national Anthem for UAR.”
See his post:
Omo Na me go sing the new national Anthem for UAR. 🇳🇬
— nairamarley (@officialnairam1) June 2, 2021