Old National Anthem: Actor Aki’s Suggestion About Nigeria’s Flag Triggers Reactions

Old National Anthem: Actor Aki’s Suggestion About Nigeria’s Flag Triggers Reactions

  • Actor Aki has joined online users in reacting to the latest report about Nigeria reverting to its old national anthem
  • President Tinubu, on Wednesday, May 29, gave his approval for Nigeria to revert to the country's old anthem officially
  • Reacting, Aki suggested adding more colours to the Nigerian flag as well, a comment that has spurred further reactions
  • In a chat with Legit.ng, Atinuke, a school librarian, shared her opinion on the newly re-introduced national anthem

Nollywood actor Chinedu Ikediezie, better known as Aki, is among many Nigerians who have taken to social media platforms to express their opinions about the newly introduced national anthem.

Legit.ng recently reported that Nigeria officially reverted to the old national anthem, 'Nigeria We Hail Thee,' on Wednesday, May 29, 2024, following the passage and signing of the bill by President Bola Tinubu.

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Nigeria's old anthem returns, Aki reacts
Actor Aki reacts to Tinubu signing the old anthem to law. Credit: @chineduikedieze @abat
Source: Instagram

Recall that the House of Representatives passed the bill last week, while the Senate on Tuesday, May 28, also backed the bill, which was signed into law on Wednesday by the president.

Aki reacts to old national anthem

The movie star suggested adding more colours to the country flag in a comment on Instagram blogger Tunde Ednut's page.

He wrote:

"Can we also add some other colours to the green white green?"

See a screenshot of Aki's comment below:

Aki's comment
Screenshot of Aki's comment. Credit: @chineduikedieze
Source: Instagram

Netizens react to Aki's comment

Legit.ng captured some of the reactions that trailed actor Aki's comment; read them below:

mcmo200:

"@chineduikedieze Lmao, maybe add RED cos we Dey see pepper ️ like this."

v3c7or_14910:

"@chineduikedieze like Banana brown Abi ?"

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dennyjoee:

"@chineduikedieze It'll really be nice."

angel_mimeee:

"Pepper red would be fine. We don really see shege."

tosinotukoya:

"@chineduikedieze like yellow, blue, black and red."

princecaleb1:

"@chineduikedieze I concur. Maybe we should also change from Nigeria to "Niger-Area"."

ayodeji.yahaya:

"@chineduikedieze like the rainbow colors."

Reverting to the old anthem is the least of issues in the country - School librarian speaks

According to Atinuke, a secondary school librarian, there were more pressing issues in the country the government ought to focus on than changing the national anthem.

Tinubu welcomed with tune of old anthem

Legit.ng also recently reported that President Bola Tinubu arrived at the National Assembly's joint sittings of the Senate and House of Representatives.

While walking into the chamber, Tinubu was welcomed with the tune of the old and newly reintroduced national anthem.

Godswill Akpabio had earlier announced that Tinubu signed the bill restoring the old national anthem on Wednesday, May 29.

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Proofreading by Nkem Ikeke, journalist and copy editor at Legit.ng.

Source: Legit.ng

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Olumide Alake (Entertainment Editor) Olumide Alake is a Lifestyle and Entertainment Journalist with 6 years of experience in news media. He holds an awarded certificate from the Editorial CDS during his service year. He has worked with some online media outfits notable are Naijaloaded, Jaguda, Kemifilani. Olumide bagged an award for the best exclusive article at Legit.ng and Best Entertainer Editor 2023. Contact: olumide.alake@corp.legit.ng

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