I traveled to America to seek a better life
I had many reasons, but money was my number one priority
The only way forward in this place is the color green
I know that the road to good life demands hard work
I know where I came from
I will not forget my father’s last name
Don’t blame me for having survival instincts
Because “I no come yankee chop beans.”
Nigeria’s call obey
To serve our Fatherland
With love and strength and faith.
The labour of our heroes past
Shall never be in vain,
To serve with heart and might
One nation bound in freedom, peace and unity.
O God of creation
Direct our noble cause
Guide thou our leaders right
Help our youth the truth to know
In love and honesty to grow
And living just and true
Great lofty heights attain
To build a nation where peace
And justice shall reign.