Cool Stuff: 14 Timeless African Love Songs 

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As we embrace this season of love and the enchanting euphoria that comes along with it, we invite you to join us for a special edition of Cool Stuffs

We will be taking you on a romantic sonic voyage across the galaxies and reaching the highest peak of emotions (love) as we reminisce on the memories, melodies, and soundscapes of love, passion, and romance. 

Curating this list was no easy feat considering the plethora of songs, however, we did manage to carefully select 14 tracks we think you’ll agree, are timeless!

R2Bees Ft Wande Coal – Kiss Your Hand

The Ghanaian music duo collaborated with one of Nigeria’s top vocalists, Wande Coal, on the hit song “Kiss Your Hand,” which became an enduring favorite across generations.

The infectious chorus and melodies captivated radio audiences, creating a memorable moment. The highlight of the video is a closing credit by King Bling, emphasizing the preciousness of life and the desire for eternal love.

The note reads ” The Greatest Gift from GOD to mankind is the KISS of life, So let me Kiss your Hand, and we will Live forever in GOD’s Shadow.”

Fireboy DML – Like I Do

From Fireboy DML’s debut album Laughter, Tears and Goosebumpsunder YBNL Label. There’s the moving romantic track called “Like I Do.

On it, Fireboy expresses his commitment to reciprocating the love of his significant other and pledges unwavering support. With its R&B melodies and heartfelt lyrics, the song showcases Fireboy’s rich and introspective musical style.

Odunsi Ft Runtown – StarSigns

Off his debut album “Rare,” the track “Starsigns” stands out. It’s a blend of Alte-RnB and highlife.

With its retro love groove and sparkling glam, it’s truly enchanting. Each Zodiac sign represented by a different color of the traditional Nigerian wedding attire adds layers of meaning.

The infectious hooks and chorus makes it one of the album’s most memorable tracks. Featuring Runtown, his contribution is exceptional. In “Starsigns,” he shares his passion for youthfullness.

Ric Hassani- Gentleman

Ric Hassani’s “Gentleman,” released 7 years ago, remains a fresh Afro-pop gem.

It exudes a calming aura and authenticity, serving as a beacon of inspiration for those in abusive or challenging relationships.

On “Gentleman,” Ric Hassani reminds us why we all deserve someone who treats us with kindness and respect.The song reminds listeners of the importance of self-love and being deserving of good things, like a true gentleman, even in the darkest times.

Hassani’s heartfelt vocals complement the soft melody, effortlessly capturing the raw emotions of a budding romance

Sauti Sol ft Patoranking- Melanin

Sauti Sol has established a reputation as a trailblazer in the African music scene, and Melanin is one of tracks that hugely attributed to their mainstream success.

It celebrates women of color and their beautiful dark skin. The song’s intro is a seamless fusion of acoustic guitars, setting the stage for its captivating melody. With catchy hooks and soulful vocals, “Melanin” is a standout track from Sauti Sol’s LP “Afrikan Sauce.”

Chike ft Simi – Running To You

There is no mention of sound curating for raw, unfiltered love and marital bliss without lauding Chike’s influence. particularly highlighting the success and recption of his Boo Of The Booless’ album.

Chike’s soul and R&B influence are evident in his music, curating an atmosphere of raw, unfiltered love and marital bliss. With his smooth vocals, persuasive lyrics, and suave songwriting, he deepens the narrative of love he presents. In “Running To You,” he collaborates with Simi, a prominent voice in Nigerian rnb music scene, enhancing the song with harmonious choruses.

Chidinma – Kedike

Before Chidinma became Mummy Go, she was once “Miss Kedike*, and this was hugely attributed to the success of her die-hard romantic pop smash hit ‘KEDIKE.

The viral hit bop held sway on the radio waves for quite a time and it was a moment to remember. The 3rd edition Project Fame winner releases the delightful number. Years would go by and people still reference Chidinma’s Kedike lyrics in their love notes to their lovers.

Kwesta – Ngiyaz’fela Ngawe

Ngiyaz’fela Ngawe” is a track featured on Kwesta’s remarkable studio album, “DarKAR II.” In the song, he reflects on the assurance and deep connection he shares with his partner, aiming to improve as a companion. He also expresses regret for past actions witnessed by his partner.

The uplifting visuals depict heartwarming moments between Kwesta, his wife, and their eldest daughter, offering a glimpse into their family bond

Alikiba ft MI – AJE Remix

In 2017, Ali Kiba, the talented Tanzanian superstar, released “AJE Remix,” featuring one of Nigeria’s renowned Nigerian Rapper, M.I Abaga.

The song stands as a testament to the appreciation Ali Kiba holds for his loved ones, recognizing them as the reason and source of his happiness.

It captures the essence of throwing a celebratory event, inviting loved ones and their friends to partake in the festivities.

Through its vibrant rhythm and heartfelt lyrics, “AJE Remix” embodies the spirit of joy and togetherness, celebrating the bonds of love across borders and cultures.

MHD – Bella feat. WizKid

A global smash hit, the Parisian rapper Mhd showcases his knack for infectious lyrics and melodic productions,on his second album, “19”.

On the track featuring Wizkid, MHD narrates a tale of forbidden love with narrative prowess in the first verse. Interestingly, Wizkid’s English verse doesn’t overshadow MHD’s, highlighting the Frenchman’s charisma, despite his limited English usage.

Nasty C Ft Rowlene -SMA

Nasty C’s track ‘Sma’ delves into the intricate sonical journey of a typical relationship, depicting the roller coaster of emotions, ranging from deep love to intense fights, and the cycle of making up and breaking up.

Buci ft Heavy K – Easy to Love

“Easy to Love” by Bucie featuring Heavy-K glorifies the simplicity of being in love with an uncomplicated African man, who knows how to loved and shows love in the simplest form free from complications of any sort.

The song highlights how effortlessly the speaker connects with their partner, admiring his qualities and cultural pride symbolized by references like “idayimane” and “iferari”.

The chorus emphasizes the natural flow of their love, depicting it as uncomplicated and joyous. Overall, the song celebrates a love that requires minimal effort, where the connection between the speaker and their partner is beautifully straightforward.

Shekhinah – Suited

Shekhinah’s mesmerizing vocals in ‘Suited’ narrate a deeply rooted and unforgettable love story, emphasizing its unbreakable bond, nature and deep gratitude. It resonates as a song of love, longing, expression, and gratitude.

Accomapnied with lyrics eloquently depicting a love perfectly suited for both parties.

Juls – ft. L.A.X. – Give You Love

If there was ever a compliation for Afrobeats Wedding Playlist, Dj Juls and L.A.X’s “Give You love” willl be found amongst the top refrenced tracks.

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