Nigerian artists are known for singing sultry love songs that tingle the heart at least once throughout the course of their musical careers. Occasionally, these songs either touch the bear point of love or notch through the corners of premium heartbreak and rejection. Regardless of how you choose to interpret it, everything touches on and reflects the concept of LOVE.
One wonders how even artists who clearly have a romantic disposition manage to experience what this author calls as breakfast; one gets to the conclusion that love has no regard for social standing and that everyone will eventually be given an embrace with the purported breakfast.
Burna Boy, Wizkid, Davido, and even Olamide have all crooned about love and heartbreak. Lovers like Chike and Johnny Drille have also filled the baskets of their love with smooth-flowing lyrics and touchy vocals that can melt even the hardest of rocks. They have also all conceded, in one way or another, through their music, the inevitable — heartbreak.
Here are some of Nigeria’s finest artists who, despite their experiences with love, will make you believe that “love simply is overrated.” This is done in the spirit of love, working well to pacify lovers on this exquisite lover’s day and also striking a balance with the valued single ones.
We all know what a sucker for love this incredible singer is; how he loves to croon about being such a gentleman, how much he adores his woman, and how she is the only one for him. You would question how it could be that such a perfect man would experience heartbreak, and until you hear the rage in one of his songs, Thunder Fire You, you could never grasp the rationale of how heartbreak can affect even the most vulnerable of people.
Ric Hassani pours fire and brimstone on a woman in Thunder Fire You for lying to him in spite of all the love he offered her. If you don’t realize that possibly his explosion in that song was the result of a pent-up emotion, you might not think of lying as being such a terrific thing.
There is no doubt that Blaqbonez detests all things involving love and devotion; it appears as though the rapper/singer is allergic to any kind of romantic relationship and only concentrates on flings and flirtations. The artist has tracks that reflect his dislike of romantic relationships and continues to incorporate the hubris of being faithful to just one person and the folly of calling someone your “soulmate” into his music.
In his most recent single, Breaking the Yoke of Love, the rapper appears to have carefully examined the cognition behind love and relationships. He also engages in a discourse about why people should limit their relationships to just one person when they can have many more. Blaqbonez’s lives by the mantra “why have only this when I can have all.”
Actually, Omah Lay’s experience with love is pretty sympathetic. Imagine providing as much for a woman as he described in Understand and still facing betrayal. Before hearing Omah Lay’s side of the story and “understanding” how cruel love can be, you could believe you’ve seen it all. In situations like this, singles will probably prevail because love is an unpredictable spiral in which it is impossible to know whether you are acting properly or doing right, but just for the wrong person.
Tay Iwar makes music that pierces the soul and somehow improves your mood, taking you to the height of your emotions and putting you in the best possible frame of mind, especially when his music is relatable to you.
However, his singing on Monica is quite intriguing. Let’s first take a moment to notice how he managed to make a song about heartbreak sound sentimental and enchanting while addressing how this thing called love almost took his life. Imagine having to almost bid goodbye to the world due to something as trivial as love nwatintin as he sings in the song, “fell in love with you and I almost died.”
When we first meet the person who served as the sole inspiration for Nonso Amadi’s Kwasia, what we would do is to deal with the woman who took our beloved Nonso for a ride. This author finds it hard to comprehend that a female gender doubled our Nonso, which made him have not only the idea that his woman was having an affair in as cited in the song, but also the anguish of being deceived and treated like a “kwasia,” which in Ghanaian means fool.