The composer of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) anthem, Oluwole Adetiran has died at the age of 74 on Friday evening.
Wole Adetiran Is Dead
According to Punch, Ogun State NYSC Coordinator, Dr Belinda Faniyi, confirmed the development saying that she was about to inform the Director-General about the news.
She said, “The LGI just informed me (about the death) so I’ll let DG know.”
Adetiran’s death has also been announced in multiple Facebook groups of the Celestial Church of Christ, as he held the post of National Music Director before his death.
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.