10 Nigerian Songs with Valentine Day Wishes for Everyone
8 February 2023
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Valentine’s Day is once again with us and as usual, colourful Nigerian music takes the love, romance and appreciation a notch higher with resounding greatness.
February 14 is a memorable day and the perfect tunes come in handy in brightening things up on this day. Ideally, Valentine's Day is a great time to play some romantic music because love is truly priceless and a real treasure.
Yet, Nigerian artists did, and continue outworking themselves to give the world the best of romantic-themed music. So, as you get to it, listen to these 10 Nigerian songs on Valentine’s Day.
The Masterkraft and Yasso produced song brings an existing but fresh perspective on true love. Chike features Flavour, a celebrated Nigerian Afro-Highlife singer as he dives deep on how hard it is to find love. On the flipside, he tells you the beauty of true love when you find it.
This one never gets old despite rocking the airwaves for 11 years. 2baba released this record in 2012 when people knew him as 2 Face Idibia. It was a huge success that five years ago, he remixed the song to a reggae tune and it rocks.
It is a romantic classic oldie whose musical appeal never fizzles out. ‘If Love is a Crime’ is that song that takes you down memory lane in a beautiful way. It has an irresistible aura 15 years later; needless to say it has an above-board convincing power.
To start with, Simi has this charming vocals. Coupled with Ladipoe’s lyricism, ‘Know You’ is the perfect tune to down your Valentine’s Day as you get to know him/her better as long as they are willing to show you their other side.
Ten years ago, Wande Coal release ‘Ololufe’ a classic R&B tune that ticks all the boxes on Valentine’s Day. It is sensual, deep and sensible with every beat of it. It is more of a gratitude song for the best lover in the world.
What is a relationship with end goals and ambitions? Well, ‘Like I Do’ is the perfect song to down that glass of wine as you reassure you partner that the end result of the relationship is marriage.
What would that romantic dinner be without Simi’s ‘Jericho’? She is categorical that for love, she will follow him wherever he goes. Patoranking adds the dancehall spice to the song and it is a perfect song for a perfect date.
Somebody’s Son – Tiwa Savage ft Brandy
‘Somebody’s Son’ inspires a desire to discover love and be cherished. Tiwa Savage and American R&B star Brandy nailed it with an enviable romantic aura all through it. It gives a new beginning to broken hearts and gives courage to women who are apprehensive of making a first move.
Davido and Teni teamed up and created a masterpiece in ‘For You’. Why should you have it on your Valentine’s Day playlist? Because it expounds on the power of giving up something in order to work together when things seems a little tight. Isn’t that romantic?
Running to You – Chike ft Simi
A powerful song from a powerful duo; Chike and Simi. Just like the vocal charm in both artists, ‘Running to You’ is self-assuring and re-affirming. No one dislikes words of re-affirmation and self-assurance!
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