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14 Naija Love Songs For Valentine's Day

Okayafrica presents 14 Naija Love Songs For Valentine's Day.

In the spirit of starry-eyed, chocolate-giving PDA showing splendor (whether this is a cause for celebration or side eyeing is up to you), we dug deep into the vaults for our favorite love, and love-inspired, songs that have come out of Nigeria over the years. Turn up these 14 Naija love songs below and for more romance check out our top 10 Nigerian Hip-Hop Wedding Videos.


Naeto C '5&6'

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M.I 'One Naira'

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2face 'True Love'

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Banky W 'Yes/No'

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Psquare 'Ifunanya'

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Flavour 'Oyi'

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Duncan Mighty 'Obianuju'

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Ay.com 'Pass Me Your Love'

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Davido 'Ekuro'

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Brymo 'Good Morning'

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ASA 'Be My Man'

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Blackmagic 'Repete'

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Tiwa Savage ft. Don Jazzy 'Eminado'

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When South Africa was put under a hard lockdown in 2020, Stogie T started Freestyle Friday to "make SA rap again." Freestyle Friday, hosted on Instagram, saw a different cohort of rappers each rap over the same beat picked by the veteran rapper. From niche and emerging rappers to some of the most notable names in South African hip-hop—the likes of AKA, Focalistic, Ginger Trill and several others all participated.

In the last few weeks, however, Freestyle Friday has found its way to cable TV. The show airs every Friday on Channel O, one of the continent's longest-running music TV channels. Freestyle Friday as a TV programme isn't just about freestyles, it's about the art of rapping and the music business, particularly SA hip-hop. Guests range from lyricists to record executives and other personalities aligned with the scene—Ninel Musson and Ms Cosmo for instance.

But Freestyle Friday is only the first media product Stogie T is working on as he is in the process of starting a podcast network, a venture in which he is collaborating with Culture Capital. In the Q&A below, Stogie T breaks down the relationship with Culture Capital, how the show moved from the internet to TV, why it's a revolutionary idea, touches on his venture into media and his future plans.

This interview has been edited for clarity and length.

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