Breakdown of AfroVibe Live’s Valentine’s Day Concert

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Naomi Dyer ’24

Contributing Writer

“My Baby my Valentine” it’s that time of the year and AfroVibe Live Club (AVL) is ready to celebrate! Last semester AfroVibe culminated our efforts and put all our energy towards hosting our first ever concert! It featured African music (Afrobeats) from big artist names on the African continent, including Burna Boy, Tems, Angella and Harmonize, and WizKid. We also featured African dance class and some local artists doing Afrobeats on and off campus! It was a huge success and a wonderful night full of bumpin’ Afrobeats, dancing, singing, and, of course, Afro-Vibes! 

When we met after returning from winter break to discuss our plans for this semester, we realized that we had to do something during February in honor of Black History Month! Being a club focused purely on AfroBeats, we had to bring something to the table—and it wouldn’t be Valentine’s Day without some banging music to dance the night away with that special someone, with friends that you love, or just with yourself! The schedule for Black History Month had already been posted at the time of our deliberations, and it was too late to try and do anything considering a concert, especially one as large as the one we hosted at the end of last semester considering how much work we had to put into it, but we knew that we had to bring AfroBeats into February somehow. So, we decided to do a Valentine’s Day event, spreading love and vibes for everyone with every type of relationship status. 

The event consisted of Afrobeats music in Mather Hall played by none other than our very own DJ Sem-G Dile during normal dinner time (6 pm -8 pm) on the special day. Our playlist consisted of more than 100 AfroBeats songs all about various types of love. This playlist is now available on YouTube as “AfroValentine!” The goal was to create a celebratory atmosphere in honor of the day of love and the Afrobeat’s music inspired by love itself. It was definitely a wonderful night to be a part of, whether you shared Mather dinner with someone special or just celebrated yourself, or your friends, or anything really. The dining hall was full of live DJ’d music that could move anyone to dancing, something that is not very common here at Trinity College.

Beats from the night consisted of music from the likes of CKay, Fave, Nao, Diamond Platnumz, Burna Boy, Simi, and so many more. AfroVibes were definitely in the building on Valentine’s Day night! In case you missed it, you can checkout our “AfroValentine” playlist on Spotify and, on top of that, below we’ve provided 28 song recommendations from the playlist, one song for every day of Black History Month! In the coming months, AfroVibe will be hosting more Afro-events in various locations around campus, so make sure to come out, enjoy, and support! Don’t forget to follow us on Instagram @afrovibelive (wink wink).

Yours truly, 

Naomi Dyer

AVL Vice President on behalf of AfroVibe Live Club

Song Recommendations

  1. “Love nwantiti” – Ckay
  2. “Asibe Happy” – Kabsa De Small
  3. “I need your touch” – Dj Obza
  4. “Ku Lo Sa” – Oxlade
  5. “Joromi” – Simi
  6. “Dusuma” – Meddy
  7. “Melanin” – Sauti Sol
  8. “DO DO” – Tayc 
  9. “Number one” – Nandy
  10. “Katerina” – Bruce Melodie
  11. “Somebody” – Diamond Platinumz 
  12. “True Love” – 2Baba & VIP  
  13. “In Love” – Ajebo Hustlers & Fave 
  14. “Emiliana” – Ckay
  15. “Baby Riddim” – Fave 
  16. “Knee Down” – Falz feat. Chike
  17. “Know You” – LADIPOE feat. Simi 
  18. “Beautifully” – Fave 
  19. “Avoid Things” – Tems 
  20. “Bloody Samaritan” – Ayra Starr 
  21. “Drive and Disconnect” – Nao 
  22. “Baby” – Aya Nakamura 
  23. “Gbona” – Burna Boy 
  24. “My Baby” – Diamond Platnumz 
  25. “Joro” – WizKid 
  26. “Closer” – Abigail Chams & Harmonize 
  27. “On Fire” – Andy Bumuntu 
  28. “In Love” – Otile Brown feat. Alikiba

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