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Did You know Your State Anthem? Check Out the Anthems of the 6 South Western States In Nigeria

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The Western part of Nigeria is also known as the South West. It consists of 6 states namely Ekiti, Lagos, Ogun, Ondo, Osun and Oyo states. The major cities in this zone include the likes of Lagos, Ibadan, Akure, Abeokuta, Ogbomoso, Osogbo and Ado-Ekiti, and the largest Western state is Oyo State. Each state has unique local delicacies, beautiful scenery, natural resources, local dialects and cultural heritage.

However, some of the indigenes especially the youths of these States know little or nothing about their origins. In this post, we shall take a look at one unique thing that many indigenes of these states did know about, that is “the State Anthems.”

Anthem which can be referred to as a song or hymn that represents the tradition, history and beliefs of a particular group of people, an organization, a state or a country. Hence, it helps evoke feelings of patriotism among the indigenes or citizens and reminds them of nation’s glory, beauty and rich heritage.

Although almost all the citizens of Nigeria knew at least one of the 2 national anthems because we were taught right from the elementary schools, but only few know their state’s anthem, hence this article will assist us to know more about our legacy. The Anthems of each South Western State are hereby presented in a chronological order.

Ekiti State

The present day Ekiti was carved out of Ondo State in 1996. Prior to the formation of Ondo State, Ekiti was a part of the Ondo Province in the old Western Region. It is known as the State of Fountain of Knowledge.

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Lagos State

Lagos State can be said to be most prominent state in the country. It is one of the major economic centres in Nigeria. The capital of Lagos State is Ikeja. It was formally the capital of Nigeria from 1914 to 1991. It is known as the State of Centre of Excellence.

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Ogun State

Ogun was created in 1976 from the Western State. It shares border with states like Lagos, Oyo, Osun and Ondo. Also, Ogun State shares border with the Republic of Benin. The state is popularly called the Gateway state or the Gateway to Nigeria.

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Ondo State

The state was created on the 3rd of February 1976 from the former Western State. Ondo state originally included what is now Ekiti State, which was split off in 1996. Ondo State is known as the Sunshine State and the capital of the state is Akure.

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Osun State

Osun State is known as the Land of Virtue and the capital of the state is Oshogbo. Osun State was formed on the 27th of August, 1991 from part of the old Oyo State.

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Oyo State

Oyo State is the largest state in the South West and State capital is Ibadan. It is known as the Pace Setter State. The state was formed in 1976 from the old Western State; it included Ọsun State, which was split off in 1991.

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