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The top 7 African wedding songs of all time

The hymnal “Here comes the Bride” is a classic wedding song known the world over. However, in West Africa where weddings are much of an occasion as any festival or part, the music selection can make or break the event.  It does not matter if the wedding is extravagant, regal or unorthodox; a generous selection of great romantic wedding songs is never out of place.

As we step into wedding season in our part of the world, we don our nicest jalabia and kente and present the hottest wedding songs of all time. These songs light up the moments and turn every wedding reception into a love galore. Here are our 7 best Ghanaian and Nigerian Wedding Songs that rock every wedding party.

 

Joey B – Sweetie Pie ft King Promise

For his hit single, Joey B took a page out of Kofi Nti’s classic, “Odo Ndow“, and made a modern highlife classic.

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Patoranking – My woman my everything ft Wande Coal

This emotive song from Patoranking has steadily become a wedding stable. The song was released in 2015 and features Wande Coal. Watch the video below:

 

Medikal – Ayekoo ft. King Promise

Medikal’s “Ayekoo” has been a wedding day smash since he dropped the single. Featuring his own wife, Ayekoo twists hiplife and rap in a lovey-dovey cadence that matches the temperature at any wedding.  King Promise lays a catchy hook which always gets the oldies and the young ones pumped. Check out the video here:

 

DAVIDO – AYE


Davido‘s 2013 hit single will always be remembered as the perfect wedding jam. The mid-tempo love song is a great introductory for wedding parties. It’s undeniable that Davido’s hoarse vocals make for something extra sweet on this single.

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Ckay – Love Nwantiti ft. Joeboy & Kuami Eugene

Newcomer, Ckay’s “Love Nwantiti remix” has wedged itself into the wedding playlist must-haves only a year since its release.  The song stars Joeboy and Kuami Eugene. Watch the video below:Wethe

 

E.L. – Auntie Martha

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The chorus may be short, but its impact is perfect for weddings. EL’s “Auntie Martha” is the quintessential Ghanaian wedding song. In the video, there are cameos by Augustine Abbey A.K.A. “Idikoko”, C-Real and others.

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P Square – No One Like You

This classic from P Square does not promise happily ever after, but it definitely brings the lovers together on the dancefloor. Released in 2011, the song has been synonymous with weddings for almost a decade and still gets people to sing along whenever it is played.

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