Oh come all ye sweethearts, it is Valentine’s day…

Yes, I know you are going all out to surprise the “bae” with gifts and possibly a meal at a special restaurant with the right ambience, but let’s not forget one of the most vital ingredients – a love song. You probably want to play Reekado Banks’ Katapot for the haters, Flavour’s Goliba to re-woo her or Timi Dakolo’s iyawo mi for a marriage proposal.

Before all of these recent love songs, however, were some rock solid classics like African Queen by Tuface Idibia and One Naira by Waje. For those of you already beaming at the memory of these songs, you will equally like our playlist of throwback love songs, compiled specially for you.

 Paul play Dairo- Angel of my life

Released in 2006, this song was a hit and we all felt Paul Play would probably reign forever.

Plantashun boiz – Baby don’t you know

First, if you don’t know who the Plantashun Boiz were without Google, its time to take a walk. Needless to say that this song (please ignore the oversize clothing) was a favourite back in the day.

Seyi Shodimu – Love me jeje

If you can sing this song from the beginning to the end with all the dance moves, look no further please, you’re old school.

Djinee- Ego

Who on Nigeria’s green soil didn’t love this song back in the day?!

2Face Idibia- If love is a crime

Some ladies had this song on repeat for weeks!

Psquare – Ifunanya

“All because of Ifunanya.”

Dbanj – Fall in love

Don’t get it twisted, this song (featuring Genevieve) remains an apt Valentine’s Day staple from its release till today.

Tosin Martins

This song was the classic for boy/girlfriends transitioning into marriage, however, it was played everywhere, including end-of-year parties.

Lagbaja – Never far Away

The instrumentals alone could make you cry.

StylPlus – Call my name

Actually, in 2016, maybe its advisable that you wait till she sends you a note to pour her wine if you don’t want a mini wine shower.


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