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10 Nigerian Love Songs to Soundtrack your Valentine’s Day

Here are some of the melodies that capture the essence of passion, devotion, and all the feels that make Valentine’s Day truly special.

  • Melony Akpoghene
  • 14th February 2024
Songs to Soundtrack Valentine’s Day

Nigerians have long cherished various means of expressing love and affection, with music holding a significant role in creating a romantic atmosphere. Whether through gifts, gestures, or music, the essence of romance is deeply ingrained.


This Valentine’s Day, consider enhancing your day with a curated selection of Nigerian love songs, ranging from timeless classics to contemporary hits.


“Know You” by Ladipoe ft. Simi



This is a gentle, guitar-driven song capturing the nervous excitement of new love. Ladipoe and Simi’s voices intertwine beautifully in this sweet R&B ballad. “Know You” paints a picture of innocent flirtation and budding romance, evoking the butterflies of a first love.


“Love My Baby” by Wizkid


An upbeat Afrobeats song radiating pure joy and appreciation, “Love My Baby” overflows with gratitude and happiness, making it a perfect addition to a fun and vibrant Valentine’s Day playlist.


“Forever” by Gyakie ft. Omah Lay



Omah Lay’s verse in the remix of Gyakie’s “Forever” where he sings, “Everything wey concern you, concern me” is such a deeply emotional declaration of the emotional stability needed to form a solid bedrock of love. In that simple, modest, but profound line, Omah Lay tells his lover, “Your pain? Mine. Your fears? Mine? Your happiness? Mine.”


“Dangerous Love” by Tiwa Savage



In Tiwa Savage’s “Dangerous Love”, she likens her lover to her “sunshine” and affirms, “I fit to love you tire… / No go come tire for me”, vowing to an endless love on her part and expressing the hope of being visited with the reciprocity of that type of love.


“Melo Melo” by Olamide



With smooth melodic rap and sweet lyrics, the song’s core sentiment is a celebration of the steadfast devotion of Olamide’s lover. It’s perfect for couples who have weathered several problems and are still standing strong.


“Forever” by Paul Play



This classic slow jam is a timeless declaration of love. Paul Play’s vocals and lyrics express a deep commitment and promise of eternal devotion, making it ideal for celebrating long-lasting love and cherishing your partner.


“Bad Intentions” by TAR1Q



Though titled “Bad Intentions,” this record expresses anything but as the singer makes it clear that he has no ill intentions towards his love interest. It’s a sultry confession of desire and passionate attraction, sung with undeniable charm.


“Felony” by CKay



CKay is ready and willing to “sleep for cell” for his lover and as a ‘real lover’, you should be, too. “Felony” is a midtempo Afropop track that sounds sweet, literally.


“Love Don’t Care” by Simi


This ballad by Simi tackles societal pressures and judgment while celebrating the strength of true love. It’s a beautiful reminder that love transcends social class, tribe and other limitations, making it a meaningful and inspiring choice for couples who face external challenges or simply want to reaffirm their commitment to each other.


“For You” by Teni ft. Davido


An Afrobeats track celebrating the simple joys of being with someone special. It is replete with heartfelt lyrics. Teni and Davido create a joyful anthem for appreciating the little things that make everyday love extraordinary, perfect for a fun and lighthearted Valentine’s Day.

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