Iconic love songs to celebrate Valentine’s Day

In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, OGHENOVO EGODO-MICHAEL takes a look at some iconic love songs that have become anthems of sorts


The song, ‘Ololufe’, is off Oluwatobi Ojosipe, aka Wande Coal’s debut album titled, ‘Mushin to Mohits’. Released in 2007, the song captured the hearts of many.

The smooth vocals and romantic lyrics make it a perfect choice for serenading your loved ones on Valentine’s Day, celebrating the beauty and joy of being in love.

African Queen

Innocent Idibia, aka 2Baba’s ‘African Queen’ is a classic love song that captivated many with the way it eulogises the beauty of an African woman. With its catchy chorus and heartfelt lyrics, the track embodies the essence of true love and admiration for a special someone, making it a timeless tune that never fails to tug at the heartstrings.

Eji Ewuro

Shola Allyson’s ‘Eji Ewuro’ is a soul-stirring love song that was released in 2003. The song expresses deep emotions and feelings of love, making it a timeless classic that resonates with many. Though, the song was originally made as part of the soundtrack album for a film of the same title, the song boosted Allyson’s music career.


‘Yes/No’ is a song loved by many for its relatable lyrics. Released by Olubankole Wellington, aka Banky W, in 2013, the lyrics of the song center on a man try ing to get the attention of a beautiful woman. The essence of the song is captured in the title, which is basically the man’s anticipation of an answer from the woman.

Angel of My Life

Released in 2006, Paul Play Dairo’s ‘Angel of My Life’ is a soulful love song that exudes passion and devotion. With its heartfelt lyrics and melodic tune, this track is a beautiful ode to the one you hold dear, making it a staple for expressing your deepest feelings on Valentine’s Day.


‘Bibanke’ is a poignant love song by Asa Elemide that was released in 2007. The soulful song tells the story of a relationship that slowly unravels, despite early warning signs that go unheeded. With its melody and introspective lyrics, the track beautifully captures the complexities of relationships and the enduring power of love, making it a timeless choice for celebrating the bond between two souls.

Iyawo Mi

Timi Dakolo’s ‘Iyawo Mi’ was a hit song when it was released in 2014. The song captures the essence of true love and commitment, becoming a classic for couples to express their affection for each other. It has become a staple song for celebrating love during Valentine’s Day; as well as at weddings.

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