The heart of every party, be it a wedding or any other celebration is the music. We are aware, that there are songs to deeply express the mood and aura of every kind of event, and with wedding songs, there is a huge library of romantic, cheerful and mood-setting music to serenade the venue.
Traditional weddings aren’t an exception, though as weddings have evolved over the years, there has been a liberal attempt to incorporate our most popular Afrobeat hits to lighten up and increase the energy of the party thereby leaving out those epic traditional beats that could create the ideal atmosphere for a traditional wedding.
Notwithstanding, so many cultures in Nigeria/Africa and still so many couples all across the Country and Continent maintain the status quo and pay homage to prominent traditional tones by playing them to grace their events.
For Efik and Ibibio weddings, we have so many suggestions that one could rely on for that utmost traditional sensation. These songs are best suited for special moments all through the day, whether it be the arrival of the bride, the groom, their parents or just entertainment of the guests.
Many cultural troupes have also engaged these songs and many more in their performances, as they scream traditional in every sense of the word.
E Sweet Me – King Soro Boy
Isang Eyen Obong – Chief Inyang Henshaw
Afo ke-edi (Ibibio Love Song) – MMista Xto
Peter Effiom – Ebe Mi
Eyen O – 6Teams
King Soro Boy – Mbre Ikoso
Yak Ntobi Fi – Offiong Peter Effiom
Calabar Air – Jeff Akoh
Offiong Peter Effiom – Berede Usung Fo
Sighi Sighi Bem Bem – Chief Inyang Henshaw
Sir Wilker Jackson – Shabba
Sir Wilker Jackson – Ima Ndo
Sir Wilker Jackson – Sik Diana Ima
Ebe Ndweb Edem – Sir Wilker Jackson
Atabong – Uwemedimo
Mkpodo Obot – Eddy Emmanuel
The legendary artists deserve every applause and credit for these powerful and ageless songs that have shed so much light on our culture and our people. These seventeen songs are absolutely not all, but a few to add to your list and a step in the right direction when planning your traditional wedding.