What’s a wedding without a great music playlist?
Truth be told, Nigerian weddings are to die for; there is always free food, free booze and the latest songs to vibe to. What we look forward to the most about Nigerian weddings is the music. Having the right music playlist plays an important role in any wedding celebration and we’ll tell you why.
Think about how everyone suddenly pays attention when it’s time for the couple’s first dance. Now imagine the couple dancing without music. Weird, right?
Your wedding day is made up of countless joyous moments and having the right song to go with each moment adds to the magic of the occasion.
You are probably wondering what to do if you and your partner have opposing musical tastes or you just can’t decide on which songs to add to your wedding music playlist. We have curated the ultimate wedding music playlist which is sure to inspire you on the dance floor and throughout all the sweet little moments of your big day.
Whether your music tastes lean towards timeless, classical pieces or you are a die-hard fan of the new school alte vibes, you are sure to find this playlist satisfactory. In our opinion, no Nigerian wedding music playlist is complete without these songs:
Love On Me by Simi
A queen of love and wedding vibes, Simi did a number on this song. Released in 2019, Love On Me by Simi is sure to get in your feelings. It is the perfect song to add to your wedding music playlist.
Roju by Chike
In 2020, Chike broke out and blessed us with a beautiful body of work, Boo of the Booless. The album is laden with love songs that will leave you crying “God when”. Roju stands out as it is a perfect vibe for a wedding party playlist.
Essence by Wizkid and Tems
The song of the summer!
“You don’t need no other body”, your partner is all you need. A perfect song for a couple’s first dance. Essence is a song of assurance for you and your beloved. We strongly recommend it. The song was released in 2021.
Oruka by Sunny Neji
There is no Naija music wedding playlist that doesn’t have this track on it. First released into the public domain in 2003, Oruka by Sunny Neji has remained evergreen. A national and continental hit, it celebrates the pleasantries couples enjoy in marriage. The lyrics are simple and soothing to the ear.
Iyawo Mi by Timi Dakolo
Timi Dakolo is undoubtedly the king of love and wedding songs in Nigeria, his most popular song, Iyawo Mi was released in 2014. “Iyawo Mi” which stands for “My Wife” in Yoruba, exalts the beauty of the bride and how blessed it propels lovers to feel good about the love they have for each other. When this song comes on, you can see how much joy the couples display as they look into each other’s eyes.
No One Like You by P-Square
First released in 2007, No one like you by P-Square paints a picture of the journey of the couple and how they have grown to love each other so dearly. This song always finds its way to the heart of the couple and guest as it brings back memories shared in love.
Perfect Gentleman” By Sean Tizzle
Perfect Gentleman by Sean Tizzle was released in 2014. This song is also a wedding themed-song written in both English and Yoruba. As the title implies, it’s a love song from a man to his woman, explaining how perfect he would be to her.
Orente by Adekunle Gold
Orente by Adekunle Gold is a love song in every sense of the word. You could decide to play this song while having your first dance as a couple. The simplicity and sincerity of this song move a lot of people. This soulful song creates romantic scenery on every wedding occasion.
African Queen by 2Baba Idibia
African Queen is also a legendary song by a legendary artist who has attained an elder statesman status in the Nigerian music scene. Though released in the 2000s, it still triggers a lot of emotions when it’s played today. It praises a woman by describing her beauty, ascribing it to the beauty of the sun and the stars.
Baby by Joeboy
No longer new in the industry, Joeboy has indeed made his mark. Baby by Joeboy is sure a perfect way to get groovy on the dance floor. The song was released in 2019 and in my opinion, will remain evergreen.
Wedding Day by 9ice
Wedding Day by 9ice was a hit in 2008. The lyric is written to be sung at a wedding ceremony; it explains events that took place when the couples were dating before proposing. Although written in Yoruba with a few English lines, it is still a good fit for wedding ceremonies.
Yes/No by Banky W
Banky W is also another singer who has a catalogue of love songs to his name. Yes/ No is a classy and exquisite song, which reminds the couples about their vows to each other because when their vows are read to each other, they respond with “Yes, I do”. This signifies the unification and alignment of the couples promise to each other. Hence, this is a song you should definitely add to your playlist.
Ada Ada by Flavour
Flavour is an artiste I personally love and admire, first, for his unique style of music and next, for his arsenal of hit love songs. Ada Ada was released in 2013 and written to extol the bride and her expectations in the marriage. This particular song has millions of views on YouTube and has become one of the best love songs out of the continent. It is a sure tune to thrill the couple and even guests.
Angel of My Life by Paul Dairo
Angel of my life by Paul Dairo. Though old, this is the one song many people across different age grades would sing along to and relate to once it’s being played because of its smooth romantic melody. It is a certified banger.
Marry You by Ric Hassani
Marry you is another love song that could be used as your couple special dance. As you both look into each other eyes in love while taking that romantic step on the dance floor.
Ayo by Simi
Another masterclass by the Queen of wedding jams!
Talk of a song beautifully crafted for the purpose of a wedding, then we are talking of Ayo. The song talks about the beauty of happiness and the good things in life. It is sure to et in your feelings with its traditional vibes.
The Vow by Timi Dakolo
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