It doesn’t take much to discern that the current state of the world is in jeopardy, especially if you are a Nigerian. Each passing, breathing day, the news tabloids are filled with obscenities that leaves one to question the very essence of nationality and humanity at large. Insurgency has become a pillar the masses hold on to, as poverty, corruption, and utter bad governance have never been more evident. Things aren’t just working and quite frankly, the country needs a breather.
In comes, Valentine; a season of Love. A season normally packed with a galaxy of cupid arrows, striking rapturous lovers in the chest, changing the ambiance of the environment to the color red.
Unfortunately, with all the dim happenings in the world today, it has become quite hard to focus on Valentine’s, how could one focus? when surviving has suddenly become the key priority as opposed to simply living? Frankly, it isn’t far-fetched to say that one of the most anticipated days has lost its color and flava.
But fret not, cause even amid the most inhumane adversities, people will listen to music. And if there is anything true about music, it’s that music is a superpower and a super relic. Good Music aids in evoking memories, In bringing what was seemingly lost to life. This is the efficacy of timeless music as a beautiful number could restore seasons into perspective. This is the sole reason for this article.
These 7 Nigerian classics might just bring back that color that is missing in your valentine; enjoy.
1. Eji Owuro – Sola Allyson.
Sola Allyson’s perfect romance, “Eji Owuro’ is a beautiful record. The song was released a score ago. Originally, the Nigerian singer penned the song as a soundtrack to a movie with the same title in the year 2003, but little did Miss Allyson reckon that she made a classic lover’s anthem.
2. Fall In Love- D’ Banj
The brand that is ‘D’banj’, was immensely popular in the early 2000s -mid 2000s. The Koko-master raved hits back to back, but none of his resounding hits quite showed the romantic side of the crooner as much as his 2008 smash hit ‘Fall In Love’. Fall in love is the perfect song to restore those feels.
3. Aye- Davido
Popular Nigerian hit-maker, Davido struck gold with ‘Aye’, a love song originally penned by another Nigerian superstar, Runtown. Davido’s Aye was a breath of fresh air, coming out at a time the audience didn’t even know they needed it. The smash love jam was released in 2014. Currently, the visuals to the song has amassed a total of 78 million views on popular video streaming app, Youtube. That is, 78 million viewers still attached to the memories the song recaps.
4. Orente- Adekunle Gold
Call it nostalgia, call it goosebumps. This next song will definitely strike a chord if it was on your playlist the year it came out; even if it wasn’t. Adekunle Gold’s ‘Orente’ is an amazing song that is bound to make you believe in love again.
5. Need You – Fireboy Dml
‘Need You’ by Ybnl/Empire signee, Fireboy dml is one of the most beautiful love songs written in recent times. The brilliant sample of Ed sheeran’s ‘Tenerife Sea’ guitar melody coupled with Dml’s vocals and witty songwriting skills makes it a memorable tune.
6. Love My Baby- Wizkid
This list would be almost mundane if Wizkid’s 2011 earworm, ‘Love My Baby’ wasn’t on it. ‘Love My Baby’ brings back so many sweet memories. The Samklef produced record is forever a gem and deserves to be in the Valentine hall of fame(if there ever is such a thing).
7. One Naira – M.I (Feat Waje)
‘One Naira’ is a song about unconditional and undying love. M.I.’s joint effort with singing sensation, Waje gave birth to this surreal record that ultimately suits well with the theme of Valentine.