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Creating the right mood – Ultimate Love

04 February 2020
Make it a night to remember by playing these songs.
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Besides candles, dim lights, and flowers; it is music that can make or break the mood. And let's face it, music greatly influences how we feel, abi? Studies have shown this to be true too. Research from the University of Missouri (MU) has revealed that music can make us feel happier. 🎶

“Our work provides support for what many people already do – listen to music to improve their moods,” says lead author Yuna Ferguson, who performed the study while she was a MU doctoral student in psychological science.

“Although pursuing personal happiness may be thought of as a self-centred venture, research suggests that happiness relates to a higher probability of socially beneficial behaviour, better physical health, higher income, and greater relationship satisfaction.”

In creating more relationship satisfaction Ultimate Love style, we've put together the ultimate mixtape to create just the right mood, using both our Naija talent and international artists.

Let us know who else you think should be on this list.

'African Queen' by 2face Idibia, now known as 2Baba

Referred to as a modern-day classic, released in 2004, this track became an instant hit not only in Nigeria but internationally too.

'Aye' by Davido

Released in 2014, this song is a celebration of Valentine's Day. It depicts a story of a love between a farmer and a woman of royal descent. It received a number of accolades including Hottest Single of the Year at the 2014 Nigeria Entertainment Awards.

'Perfect' by Ed Sheeran

Since its release, this song has become thee song for many a couples. And it is easy to understand why. With a romantic video, and just the right lyrics, this song has been fast-tracked into the hearts and minds of people globally. 

'The Vow' by Timi Dakolo

This track speaks to a promise made to the woman you choose to spend the rest of your life with, and the promise is one of everlasting love of the purest kind.

'I Put a Spell on You' by Nina Simone

Legendary artist Nina Simone makes this ballad the classic that it is. Her sultry voice is perfect for giving advice about keeping your partner. This is great when you have your eye on a special mumu button.

‘Love My Baby’ by Wizkid

An all-time classic is a favourite for many of us Nigerians, especially as it reveals the importance of treating your baby right. Asides being a lovely song to open the dancefloor with your partner, this track is known to get every couple in a romantic mood.

‘Like I Do’ by Fireboy DML

“No one can love you like I do.” Now who wouldn’t want to hear that? Fireboy’s voice has a way of unleashing sensational vibes and being one of the cool kids in the music block, this song is definitely a fave for those in love. Don’t worry, those wishing for love are not left out.

‘Beginning’ by Joeboy

While in the Big Brother Naija Pepper Dem House, this track had a way of getting Khafi all lovey-dovey and excited as soon as it came on, especially when she was having a moment with Gedoni. The effect this song has on Nigerians cannot be explained and asides being a great song to dance to, it’s even a better song to vibe with.

‘Majesty’ by Peruzzi

It’s easy to understand why this romantic song by Peruzzi seems to resonate with Nigerian couples. It is a song that appreciates the beauty of a partner is definitely one to make it in the Ultimate Love mixtape.

‘So Fine’ by Crayon

Crayon sang this beautiful song with the intention of confessing his love to ‘the one’ and we can’t get over the lyrics, “you give me love wey dey sweet my body o.”

‘Location’ by Dave ft BurnaBoy

The African giant was featured in this song by Dave and since then, has become a favourite love hit. We're sure it is because of the love rhymes and how these lyrics will make any woman feel.

‘Number One’ by Ric Hassani

Ric Hassani doesn’t fail in serving love doses through his music and even those looking for love can renew their hope with this song.

‘Complete Me’ by Bad Boy Timz

Speaking of assurance, this song by a music newbie fits perfectly into the love square and of course, the Ultimate Love mixtape.

‘Yes or No’ by Banky W

Banky W has a way of making ladies feel special with his soothing lyrics and voice. He can never go wrong when it comes to romantic songs. This track is a perfect Valentine’s Day song for couples and couples in the making and seeing that it’s from Mr Capable himself, there’s no surprise there..

‘Loyal’ by Major Lazer ft Kizz Daniel and Kranium

Besides promoting love and loyalty with the beat of this song, putting Major Lazer, Kizz Daniel and Kranium in a track is definitely a blessing to the music world. Or should we say the love world 😉

‘Before You Wake You’ by Adekunle Gold

What better describes love than your partner asking you to go on a romantic holiday, six months twice in a year? Oh and getting Beyonce and Jay Z to sing to you? Yes, please!

‘Mad Over You’ by Runtown

Love sure knows how to get one mad, but that’s what makes one madly in love, right?

‘Joromi’ by Simi

Simi’s (next to) perfect voice makes this song soothing to the ears. What makes this song even better is hearing a lady confess her love to a man.

‘Promise’ by Adekunle Gold and Simi

The married duo blessed our ears with not only their sultry voices but also perfect lyrics for a perfect wedding tune. The track speaks to promises about love and how beautiful it is to grow old with the one you love.

‘Blow My Mind’ by Davido ft Chris Brown

This hit from two industry favourites speaks to the appreciation of a woman’s physical features and how this has activated their mumu buttons with any questioning

‘Romantic’ by Korede Bello ft Tiwa Savage

Korede Bello swears that he is Mr Romantic and the perfectly infused lyrics into the song makes his self-acclaimed title believable. No doubt, Tiwa Savage and Korede Bello can never go wrong with a song.

‘All Of You’ by John Legend

No mixtape is complete without a love song from John Legend, right?

Love is sure a beautiful thing and with great music, comes a beautiful love story. What song do you think is missing from our Ultimate list?

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