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We all love to be serenated with love songs especially from that ‘special someone’ (which happens to be the title of the number one song on my list) like the Mexicans do, but in the meantime, you can serenade yourself with these amazing African love song collection I compiled which I believe you would love. Check them out:

SARKODIE FT BURNA BOY AND AKA (Special Someone) – I especially liked Aka’s flow in the song. If you are a fan of fast rap, then this track will thrill you as Sarkodie and Burna did what they know to do best with their fast paced lyrics on the roll:

BECCA FT M.I (No Away) – The astonishing voice of the beautiful queen Becca complemented with Mr Incredible, M.I’s dexterity on the mic when he lays those verses down makes this love song ‘No Away’ beautiful to the hearing. Listen for yourselves:

WAJE (Oko Mi) – The solo performance by the talented songstress Waje on this track speaks volume of her as being one of the most delightful divas to come out of Nigeria. Her captivating voice on this song ‘Oko Mi’ which means ‘My Husband’ where she praises her dream man will leave you spellbound. Listen:

R2BEES FT BURNA BOY(Somebody Loves You)- Ghanaian music group R2bees and Nigerian sensation Burna boy thrill us with this good feel song, guaranteed to make every single lady out there ‘melt’. Feel on it:

FLAVOUR (I’m for real) – Flavour has been known for dishing out love songs such as the much loved Ada Ada song, and he didn’t disappoint with this very heart-touching one titled ‘I’m for real’. The video for the ballad is particularly exciting! Check on it below:

PASUMA FT TIWA SAVAGE(Ife) – A very unusual but welcome combination, Tiwa Savage and Pasuma wowed us with the beautiful love song ‘Ife’ meaning ‘love’. The chorus rendered in native language Yoruba was the highlight of the song. You will fall in love helplessly over and over again listening to it even if you don’t understand the lyrics That’s the power of good music. Check it out:

LIQUIDEEP(Still) – South Africa emanated soul and house music  sensation duo, Liquideep, who were popularly known for another soothing ballad titled ‘fairytale’ gave a heart rendering performance expressing the depth of their love in this song titled ‘Still’, which sure had a nice feel and rhythm to it. Listen and enjoy:


The list is pretty much inexhaustible. However, other notable songs worthy of mention and should totally be checked out as well include: Fairytale by  liquideep; Igi Orombo by Sean Tizzle feat Tiwa Savage; You Know by Lami feat M.I; Oluchi by Solid Star feat Flavour; Toh Bad by Niyola; Sweet Potato by Praiz feat Chidinma; Thief(Ole) by Simi; Kokore Ife by Gabriel Afolayan; For A minute by Waje; One Naira by M.I feat Waje; na the way you dey love me (remix) by Waje feat Sarkodie among others.

Let me know what you think of my compilation  and what other love songs Africa has had to offer in the past two to three years thereabout till date that literally lights up your world:)