Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and just like food and gifts, music is an important part of the celebration.

No matter what plans you have for your loved one, music is what you need to set the mood right. If you are single, there’s no harm in enjoying good music and feeling good.

Here are 14 Nigerian songs to get your heart singing on the way to a memorable Valentine’s Day.

Omawumi – Serious Love Nwantinti

This song, which was performed in pidgin English, was released in 2012. The singer promises to be faithful and love her partner forever.

Banky W – Strong Thing

This song was a crowd favourite when it was released in 2009. The dance moves and lyrics quickly won hearts to the Bankole Wellington clan.

Wizkid – Love My Baby

After releasing Holla at your Boy in 2010, Wizkid became a favourite amongst ladies. Love My Baby was a track off his first album, Superstar.

Tosin Martins – Olo mi

Although this song was performed in Yoruba and was the wedding anthem during the period. The song, which was released in 2006, pledges faithfulness and undying love.

2baba – African Queen

This song was the song that launched Innocent Idibia into stardom after Plantashun Boiz split. Although the song was embroiled in copyright controversy, it is still a crowd favourite after it was released in 2004.

Tiwa Savage – My Darling

Although the video tells the story of a woman who lost her soldier husband in battle, the fast paced beat of this song and its lyrics makes it a song for happy times.

Banky W – Till my Dying Day

Mr Capable, as Banky W is also called, quickly carved a niche for himself in the industry as a lover boy. On this song, he doesn’t disappoint.

Timi Dakolo – Iyawo Mi

Like Banky W, Dakolo is popular for his love songs, which he has made clear is dedicated to his wife. Iyawo Mi is performed in Yoruba.

Di’Ja – Awww

This song shot Di’Ja into limelight. The innocence portrayed in the video quickly made it a crowd favourite. It was released in 2014.

Seyi Sodimu – Love Me Jeje

Every 90s kid would be familiar with this song. With a beat that makes you move in your seat, this 1998 single is still a hit.

D’Banj – Fall in Love

This song was one of the tracks on D’Banj’s 2008 album, The Entertainer. The video features Genevieve Nnaji, popular Nollywood actress.

Patoranking – Girlie O’ Remix

The pop beat of this song makes it perfect for a party. Featuring Tiwa Savage, Patoranking pledges to love for a long time

Sean Tizzle – Perfect Gentleman

Despite the fast beat of this song, Sean Tizzle manages to shower praises on his spouse. This song is a great way to get a party started.

Tiwa Savage – All Over

Singing to a dancehall beat, a sultry looking Tiwa Savage tells her lover he gives her goosebumps. If you are attending a Valentine’s Day party, this song should be on your playlist.



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