May This Be Love - Christine Ben Ameh


May This be Love was Christine Ben Ameh's recorded song that caught my attention when I first heard it, and it made me quickly buy and download the album. I've since heard Christine perform twice, she seems quite well loved in the book-reading and live performance scene in Lagos. Each time, she wowed me with her powerful vocals and quality lyrics. I love her style of music, hope you do too. Enjoy...

The Breakup Song by Evaezi

This video is for those who have recently broken up with their partners, who are single or just not feeling all the love right now. Evaezi gives a stella performance of her single, The Breakup Song



I Dreamed a Dream - Les Miserables


After having assumed all this while that I Dreamed a Dream was a triumphant song, it was a double whammy to watch and listen to Anne Hathaway sing it in the Les Miserables movie. Too sad, I hope it doesn't make you cry. We watched the movie some weeks ago, and I have posted the review. Enjoy the song lyrics below..



[Fantine is left alone, unemployed and destitute]
[FANTINE]
There was a time when men were kind
When their voices were soft
And their words inviting
There was a time when love was blind
And the world was a song
And the song was exciting
There was a time
Then it all went wrong


I dreamed a dream in time gone by
When hope was high
And life worth living
I dreamed that love would never die
I dreamed that God would be forgiving
Then I was young and unafraid
And dreams were made and used and wasted
There was no ransom to be paid
No song unsung, no wine untasted

But the tigers come at night
With their voices soft as thunder
As they tear your hope apart
As they turn your dream to shame

He slept a summer by my side
He filled my days with endless wonder
He took my childhood in his stride
But he was gone when autumn came

And still I dream he'll come to me
That we will live the years together
But there are dreams that cannot be
And there are storms we cannot weather

I had a dream my life would be
So different from this hell I'm living
So different now from what it seemed
Now life has killed the dream I dreamed.

Banky W Yes/No - Music Video Romance



This is the video for "Yes/No", the lead single from Banky W's R&B album. The song was produced by Cobhams Asuquo and the video co-directed by Clarence Peters and Banky W. The album will drop on Valentine's Day, just a few weeks from today. The video captures a love story from teenage years till a proposal. Enjoy ...

Come What May - Romance Meets Music



Talking about Moulin Rouge the other day reminded me of this song from the musical, the lyrics just does it for me. Love can be sweet sha, enjoy!
And there's no mountain too high
No river too wide
Sing out this song and I'll be there by your side
Storm clouds may gather,
And stars may collide
But I love you (I love you)
Until the end of time(until the end of time)

Come what may, Come what may
I will love you until my dying day

Full lyrics

Tell Him by Barbra Streisand and Celine Dion



I recently saw Barbra Streisand in an interview with Piers Morgan and I remembered how I got introduced to her music. It was in a duet with Celine Dion in this amazing vocal masterpiece that I was obsessed with for a while. I searched it out on youtube and decided to share. Enjoy!

ASA - The Way I Feel | Music Video Romance



This is from the "BEAUTIFUL IMPERFECTION" album which I have and listen to quite often. I really don't think this is the best video for the song though it makes sense in a quirky way. Still, it's not bad. Tell me what you think.

Sarkodie ft Efya - Am In Love With You | Music Video Romance


Sarkodie is a Ghanian rapper and I found this video while I was watching another one, No way by Becca and MI. One can easily hear the similarities between the two songs, and another thing that is encouraging is the quality of the song and the musicians - Efya is also a lovely vocalist. Enjoy...

Bachelor by D'Banj - Music Video Romance



I'll like to say a few words about the song and Dbanj first, before I talk about the video. When the relationship broke down between Dbanj and Don Jazzy, there was the question of the way forward for the singer. He had been the frontman with Don Jazzy, would he now just be a hanger-on in his new label? Would he still make good music? What would his new sound be like on beats not produced by Don Jazzy?Oyato didn't seem to be a good start but with this, Dbanj has redeemed himself. For me, anyway.

The video? LOL...A lady is angry about the bachelor's philandering ways, and when he refuses to change, she trashes his stuff and skips town. There's honestly nothing too unique about the video when compared to recent international or Nigerian music, it's all about expensive lifestyles and video vixens. Not that I was expecting different from Dbanj. Maybe he'll surprise me one day sha.

Have a great weekend all.

EBISAN - LOVE STORY: Music Video Romance



This is Ebisan's first single and the video is directed by mr ak one. The youtube page says Love Story was voted one of the top 50 songs of 2011 on "the top 50 for 2011 #bloggersEdition" and I think I agree. Lovely song and video.

Houston Grey - Turn Me On : Music Meets Romance



I liked the mellow tunes in this song, which kind of reminded me of some parts of the K'Naan SA World cup anthem. The video itself is also well made. Enjoy...

Ebisan - Jowo: Music Video Romance



Singer-songwriter Ebisan is also one of the actors in another of her video directed by MR AK ONE. This one features South African artist Moneoa as The Bride, with fun cameos from Nigerian RnB group Styl-Plus and rapper Provabs. The story illustrates that saying, Hell Hath No Fury. Nice enough, but I think the singer's voice was a bit over auto-tuned in the song.

Flavour - Baby Oku : Music Video Romance


This video is in two parts - the first is slow and romantic and the other is dancehall. While I prefer the song in the first part, the chemistry between Flavour and his leading lady is as flat as mud water and so the dancing before the end looks even more interesting. Enjoy!

Ebisan - Suru : Music Video Romance



I just discovered Ebisan  this week in what turns out to be her third music video - the soundtrack video of the movie Tango With Me. The singing was exceptional, the video on point. I don't have much else to say except, who knows where I can watch this movie online? IrokoTV are you listening to me?

One Direction - What Makes You Beautiful



I'd heard their song on radio but saw them for the first time at the Olympics Closing. They remind me of the boy bands of when I was younger, and I can just imagine why they're so popular. I had a crush myself on Boyz II Men, Backstreet Boys, Nsync and Westlife. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Toni Braxton - How Many Ways : Music Video Romance


How much sweet goodness is there is a pack of Ghirardelli chocolate caramel squares? That's how many ways. And then add a drizzle of warm honey. Dedicated to my one and only. I love you.

Fine Lady - Lynxxx Ft Wizkid; Music Video Romance


I'm not a big fan of either Lynxxx or Wizkid's music, but I loved this video. OK, let me qualify that. I like Lynxxx. Who can't help but crush on such a fine specimen of bobo nkiti? The guy is just too clean, some people will say God made him on a Sunday. Back to the Fine Lady video, LOL...though the music is so-so, the quality of the pictures and the setting made it stand out. But that's not the main reason I liked this video. Who can guess?






Your clue is in the picture above. If anybody guesses right, I'll share something with you guys.

Musiq Soulchild - If You Leave [feat. Mary J. Blige]



Musiq Soulchild is a favorite for when I want to listen to soulful tunes to get to a deep place. In this collabo with Mary J Blige, they sing of break-ups and make-ups...