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In this love song special, Afropop star Joeboy curates his 10 best V-Day tunes.
"African Queen" by Blackface, 2face
I've been a big fan of 2face from the beginning. In my younger years this was the first song from him that really connected with me on a deeper personal level.
"Olufunmi" by Style Plus
When I was at primary school, we all used to choreograph dances to this song in the playground, at parties, and pretty much everywhere. Everybody where I’m from loves Style Plus and they remain a key influence to me for sure.
"Ololufe" by Wande Coal
Wande Coal is the OG in my eyes and he’s still out there dominating the scene. Always got big love for him as he paved the way for all the Afrobeats stars right now. This is one of the most beautifully sung Nigerian songs ever.
"Gidi Girl" by Wizkid
I just really love this song. I remember when I was 16/17 I used to listen to it on repeat on my iPod! Everyone is a Wizkid fan aren’t they?
"Baby" by Joeboy
Well you know I had to include one of my own songs right? This is one of my most classic and timeless songs about love. Whenever and wherever I play it, it always connects deep with the audience.
"Good Morning" by Brymo
Another very special love song to me. I love Brymo's heart, his music and this one is a highlight. It's so well written, so well put together, and makes you feel so good.
"Beautiful Oyinye" by Psquare, Rick Ross
Everybody, everybody loves this song! As one of the biggest acts to ever come out of Africa, their music will always be important to me so I had to include on one their tracks.
"Replay" by Iyaz
Around 2010, this was the song that everyone was listening to. I remember at my school we used to write the lyrics out in class and then sing and perform it in our breaks. Big love to Iyaz, he made a classic one here!
"Baby" by Justin Beiber, Ludacris
All the girls loved Beiber back then, you had no choice but to like the song.
"Beautiful Girl" by Sean Kingston
What a magical artist, I miss his music so much. I had to include some dancehall here, and this one is so special.