40 Best Wedding Songs For Procession or Recession (African Wedding)

Wedding songs are usually very important and interesting component for an amazing and fun-filled wedding ceremony. Imagine a wedding without any good wedding song, that will be so boring, don’t you think? Remember one of the reasons for organizing a wedding ceremony is for friends and families to come together and celebrate with the couple, and we know there is no good celebration without a good sound of music to dance to, weddings are no exception. We can’t over-emphasize the importance of wedding songs to a fun-filled wedding ceremony. There are about three important songs that are usually played in every wedding. The first song is for the couple to dance together, and this is very important. The couple most times are asked to choose which song they prefer, and this song often makes a powerful memory in the mind of the couple. The next song is the father/daughter song or the mother/son song – very important too. The last song is the one that ends the wedding, and it is meant for everyone to dance to. Finally make sure you hire a very nice DJ that will be able to roll out the exact kind of music or songs needed.

Here are 40 Coolest African Wedding Songs

1.  Wedding Day–Owen

Could there be a song more tailored for one’s wedding day than a song titled “wedding day?” This song does not disappoint in the sentiments that the stirring lyrics elicit about the lovely day.

2. For You — Praiz ft. Seyi Shay

Praiz and Seyi Shay croon on this love song that is befitting for sweethearts looking to spend their lives together.

3. Today-Today — ELDee

Today-today you’ve become my wife! What other lyrics could a woman want to hear as she walks down that aisle than her man, joyously celebrating the day of their marriage.

4.  Kukere — Iyanya

The song for you and your wedding party to jam to.

5. Thando Iwam (Marry me) —  Bojo Mujo ft Tequila

Marry me will make you misty eyes thinking about the moments that led you up to the great moment.

6. Mmatswale — Malaika

Malaika the South African Afro-pop music group, brings their post-kwaito, post-mbaqanga and neo-soul brand into this beautiful song.

7. Dr SID — Something About You

“There is something about you, something about you girl…” The refrain is one of adoration for the woman you love.

8. Me & U– Bracket

The entire concept of marriage is two people, sometimes against the world and Bracket understands that in Me & U.

9. Becca — Forever

Who would not want to be with the one they love Forever?

10. Ife Wa Gbona– Tiwa Savage featuring Leo Wonder

Tiwa Savage sure knows how to do wedding song and in Ife Wa Gbona she sings sweetly about marrying the one you love and the feelings of joy that come with it.

11. Beautiful Onyinye — P-Square Feat.Rick Ross

P Square may have used a particular name but the song is complimentary to any special woman loved by a man, especially, when he sings “Na you I wan marry” which means “it is you I want to marry.”

12. My wedding day — MOG

It is your wedding day and nothing else matters.

13. Yalaiti-MwanaFA Feat.Linah

Mwana FA has managed to maintain a large fan base across Tanzania and it is because his songs are so relatable. Yalaiti is one of the peoples favorites.

14. No One Like You — P-Square

Of course there is no one like the one you are marrying and what a great way to remind them as you sing and dance to this song.

15. Trompies — Sweety Lavo

16. Tupendane Mpenzi-The Kilimanjaro Band

17. Naeto C — 5 and 6

“Me and you join like 5 and 6” always beside each other, forever and ever.

18. Wedding Day — Duncan Mighty

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Wene Mighty, as Duncan Mighty is fondly referred to by fans, does this brilliant wedding day song that you need to play on your wedding day.

19. Be Your Man — Dipo

Dipo will put some words in the mouth of the lucky man that finally gets to be the man to the woman he loves.

20. Till My Dying Day — Banky W

Banky W knows that marriage is a commitment to love one person till your dying day and he sings as much in this song.

Best Wedding Songs (International)

21. One love — Kaysha

22. Beautiful Love — Paul Play ft Mo’cheddah

Love is beautiful. Beautiful love is…let Paul Play and Mo’cheddah answer that question.

23. It Would Be — Ibiyemi ft. Dipo


24. I DO — Guru ft PV wutah

25. Wedding Day-Waconzy

Waconzy knows that it is a celebration in Wedding Day and he will remind anyone that may want to forget.

26. I will always love you — Whitney Houston

A classic song that has probably marked a lot of love stories over the years and which also talks of love lasting forever.

27. Endless Love – Diana Ross & Lionel Richie

Another classic song that talks about endless love, what more could you need?

28. We Belong Together — Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey’s We Belong Together is perfect for a slow-dance with memories flitting through your mind about why your significant other is so right for you.

29. From this moment on — Shania Twain

Your life is starting together and things are changing and Shania Twain understands in From this moment on.

30. A love so beautiful – Michael Bolton


Your love is beautiful so celebrate it on your wedding day with this song.

31. Eternal Flame — The Bangles

32. All My Life – K-CI and Jojo

“All my life, I waited for someone like you.” This song is sure to make a couple of eyes misty as you slow-dance to it with your spouse.

33. Better Together – Jack Johnson


“It’s always better when we’re together.” A lovely sentiment to share together on your wedding day.

34. I Finally Found Someone – Barbara Streisand

It is not easy to find that right person that checks many of your boxes, but you have, so celebrate with Barbara Streisand’s I finally found someone.

35. I Swear – All-4-One

A vow before a vow in All-4-One’s I Swear.

36. Isn’t She Lovely – Stevie Wonder

Stevie Wonder may have sang this for his daughter but no grown woman has ever objected to being called lovely.

37. Power of Love– Celine Dion

Celine Dion is not only the woman you listen to when you are sad, she knows how to be there for your most touching moments too.

38. Marry Me – Train

Train’s Marry Me is the love song for the ages.

39. Come Away with Me — Norah Jones

Finally, you are going away with the one you love and Norah Jones understands the longing you have had for so long.

40. Marry You – Bruno Mars

“Hey baby, I think I wanna marry you.” Bruno Mars sings on this wonderful wedding song that will even make you more giddy about your special day.

Fadamana U
Fadamana U
Fadamana has built up professional writing and editing experience over the years in report and technical articles, informational and creative content across various topic specialties. Outside work, I like to binge on new movies.


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