You’d be telling a huge lie if you said that you never used the lyrics of a song to woo a girl when you were younger. Back in secondary school, I used to use the lyrics of my favorite love songs to ‘toast’ girls.
Even though we have the likes of Westlife, Backstreet Boys, Chris Brown, Sean Kingston to thank for giving us songs that helped fuel romance in our teenage years, our Nigerian acts gave us songs that are more relatable and yield better results.
Musicians like Styl Plus, 2baba, P-Square, and others blessed us with sweet love songs that made our hearts dance.
Below is a list of Nigerian love songs that will forever remain evergreen.
Fall In Love – D’Banj
The song was on D’Banj’s third studio album The Entertainer. One of the best love songs of its time.
Never Far Away – Lagbaja
This was one of the numerous jams that Lagbaja gave us. A classic love song with intriguing lyrics.
African Queen – 2baba
African Queen is one of the greatest love songs ever. It’s regarded as the singer’s biggest song to date.
Oruka – Sunny Nneji
A perfect love and wedding song, Oruka is an absolute jam for lovers.
Olufunmi – Styl Plus
Styl Plus played an instrumental role in defining the romantic life of many teenagers. Olufunmi is clearly one of the most interesting love songs ever.
Ife Wa Gbona – Tiwa Savage feat. Leo Wonder
Tiwa Savage, employing her impeccable vocals, together with Leo Wonder, churned out an awe-inspiring love song.
Ololufe – Wande Coal
No one can ever forget that Wande Coal blessed us with this romance-inspiring song.
No One Like You – P Square
This list wouldn’t be complete if this song didn’t make it. The song was on their third studio album Game Over.
Perfect Gentleman – Sean Tizzle
Sean Tizzle gave us this classic wedding jam and we are thankful for that.
Mad Over You – Runtown
Mad Over You is the song that put Runtown on the global map. It’s regarded as one of the biggest love songs to ever come out of Nigeria.