Art and Life

Nigerian’s song used to celebrate Queen Elizabeth’s platinum jubilee

A song composed by a Nigerian Catholic Reverend Father, Vincent Chinemelu, has been selected as the song used to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee of the United Kingdom’s Queen Elizabeth II.


According to The Commonwealth Resounds, Chinemelu won the Song for the Commonwealth competition in January alongside lyricist Lucy Kiely from Australia.


Chinemelu, who hails from Anambra State, is a multi-instrumentalist who plays the piano, flute, cello, trumpet, alto sax and guitar.


The winning song titled, ‘A Life Lived With Grace’, is being sung across the globe as beacons are being lit in honour of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.



(The Punch)


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