Usually, the rainy weather has a strong effect on our mood or our activities. The gloomy clouds that accompany the downpour can weaken your mood, cause you to alter your plans and rain patter can divert your attention away from your work, prompting your mind to float into a different realm. Nevertheless, rain can be oddly satisfying. Rather than allow the rain to subdue you, throw on your favourite loungewear, tuck yourself under your duvet and listen to soothing music (while cuddling with your partner). We have curated songs containing a medley of Afro beat, Afro-fusion and alte from musical stars and fast-rising artistes for the next rainy day. From soft banku music like Skin Tight by Mr Eazi to guitar driven tracks like Ginger Me by Rema and trap-infused songs like Celine by Amaarae there is a song for every fan. Here are our picks in no particular order;
Le Mav and Tay Iwar – Heat
Off the 2019 joint album Gold, the duo fuse their mass talent to create a soft and dreamy track. The pillowy vocals, stellar harmonies and sensual croon delivered on Heat has a psychedelic feeling that will make you levitate.
Nonso Amadi – No Crime
This track opens with a mellow crawling synth before Nonso’s breath-of-fresh-air vocals weaves softly between the pulsing tune. It’s a poignant track with some of Nonso’s best songwriting and vocals.
Tems – Free Mind
Tems on some days will make you think about your life. When negativity clouds your mind, Tems’ Free Mind off her 2020 album For Broken Ears will guarantee you that there is light at the end of the tunnel.
Magixx Ft Ayra Starr – Love Don’t Cost A Dime (Re-Up)
After the release of Love Don’t Cost A Dime off his 2021 debut eponymous EP Magixx, Magixx teamed up with label mate, Ayra Starr for this groovy track. On this love ballad, Magixx nixes the original smooth production for a more pulsing beat in which Ayra sings sweetly over.
Rema – Ginger Me
Guitar riffs kick off this track before Rema’s passionate vocals and the palpitating kick and bass joins in, releasing the full effect of the track’s tremendous emotion.
Amaarae Ft Kyu Steed, 6 – Celine
Amaarae puts her famous fluffy vocals and emotion at the forefront on this trap-infused track. Off her 2020 album The Angel You Don’t Know, this euphonious tune shows her vocals convey passionate lyrics and impressive flows while the throbbing kick trills underneath.
Mr Eazi Ft Efya – Skin Tight
As the name implies, Skin Tight is a perfect rainy day song. With Eazi’s husky vocals and Efya’s lustrous vocal run, the duo crafted a tender track engulfed in a romantic and spellbounding arrangement.
Wizkid Ft Tay Iwar – True Love
Off his 2020 Grammy-nominated Album, Made In Lagos, this stimulating tune finds Tay Iwar’s voice on the hypnotic hook and at a soft purr reinforcing Wizkid’s silky vocal run.
Ria Sean – Underwater
Underwater off her 2021 EP Fluid is the ideal cuddle song for any rainy day. On this minimalistic track, Ria’s buttery vocals glide smoothly and in a short moment, tilt high and burst with passion.
Davido Ft Summer Walker – D & G
With a feature from international personality Summer Walker, Davido avidly sings the infamous line “when I look into your eyes all I see is your waist”. Off 2019 album A Good Time, this track is a captivating effort from two vocal powerhouses.